What happened this day in history June 27

What are the important events that happened on June 27? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 27 is the 179th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 187 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 14, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 442,560 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaheptacontaenneagon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 230 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,745 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 27 Historical Events

  • 1497
    Cornish rebels Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London, England.
  • 1898
    The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
  • 1899
    A. E. J. Collins scores 628 runs not out, the highest-ever recorded score in cricket.
  • 1905
    Battleship Potemkin uprising: sailors start a mutiny aboard the Battleship Potemkin, denouncing the crimes of autocracy, demanding liberty and an end to war.
  • 1941
    German troops capture the city of Białystok during Operation Barbarossa.
  • 1941
    Romanian governmental forces, allies of Nazi Germany, launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iaşi, (Romania), resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.
  • 1980
    Italian Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 mysteriously explodes in mid air while in route from Bologna to Palermo, killing all 81 on board. Also known in Italy as the Ustica disaster
  • 1981
    The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issues its “Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China”, laying the blame for the Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong.
  • 1988
    Gare de Lyon rail accident In Paris a train collides with a stationary train killing 56 people.
  • 1991
    Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft starting the Ten-Day War.

Who were born on June 27?

  • 1817
    Louise von François, German writer (d. 1893)
  • 1884
    Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher and poet (d. 1962)
  • 1892
    Paul Colin, French poster designer (d. 1985)
  • 1914
    Robert Aickman, English author (d. 1981)
  • 1949
    Vera Wang, American fashion designer
  • 1951
    Julia Duffy, American actress
  • 1958
    Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Gun Club) (d. 1996)
  • 1977
    Raúl, Spanish footballer
  • 1980
    Craig Terrill, American football player
  • 1985
    Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player

Who died on June 27?

  • 1827
    Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian (b. 1754)
  • 1917
    Karl Allmenroder, German World War I Ace (b. 1896)
  • 1944
    Milan Hodža, Slovak politician (b. 1878)
  • 1962
    Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (b. 1904)
  • 2005
    Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)
  • 2005
    Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
  • 2006
    Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, Mexican serial killer, known as “The Railway Killer” (b. 1959)
  • 2007
    Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)
  • 2007
    Patrick Allotey, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2008
    Michael Turner, American comic book artist (b. 1971)

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