June 27, 1884 - Forrester Harvey, Irish actor

June 27, 1888 - Antoinette Perry, American actress and theater director

June 27, 1889 - Moroni Olsen, American actor

June 27, 1907 - John McIntire, American actor

June 27, 1907 - Valerie Cossart, British actress

June 27, 1908 - David Davis, British radio broadcaster

June 27, 1912 - Audrey Christie, American actress

June 27, 1914 - Alexander Pola [Abraham Polak], Dutch actor and writer

June 27, 1920 - I. A. L. Diamond, Hollywood screenwriter

June 27, 1921 - Muriel Pavlow, British actress

June 27, 1927 - Bob Keeshan, American actor

June 27, 1927 - Robert Casey, American actor

June 27, 1929 - Dick the Bruiser [William Fritz Afflis], American professional wrestler

June 27, 1932 - Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer

June 27, 1935 - Laurent Terzieff, French actor

June 27, 1935 - Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor

June 27, 1938 - Shirley Anne Field, English actress

June 27, 1938 - Kathryn Beaumont, British voice actress

June 27, 1938 - Tommy Cannon [Tommy Derbyshire], English comedian and singer

June 27, 1939 - R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer

June 27, 1941 - Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish film director

June 27, 1943 - Kjersti Døvigen, Norwegian actress

June 27, 1947 - Francisca "Cisca" Beaudoux, actress

June 27, 1951 - Julia Duffy [Julia Margaret Hinds], American actress

June 27, 1955 - Isabelle Adjani, French actress

June 27, 1958 - Robert Newman, American actor

June 27, 1959 - Janusz Kamiński, Polish cinematographer

June 27, 1960 - Brian Dillinger, actor

June 27, 1961 - Tim Whitnall, English actor

June 27, 1961 - Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress

June 27, 1962 - Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Chinese actor

June 27, 1964 - Stephan Brenninkmeijer, Dutch film producer and director

June 27, 1966 - J. J. Abrams, American writer, producer and director

June 27, 1968 - Pascale Bussières, French-Canadian actress

June 27, 1971 - Yancey Arias, American actor

June 27, 1971 - Jo Frost, British television personality

June 27, 1974 - Christian Kane, American actor

June 27, 1975 - Tobey Maguire, American actor

June 27, 1975 - Ace Darling [Michael Maraldo], American professional wrestler

June 27, 1975 - Bianca del Rio [Roy Haylock], American drag queen, comedian, actor and costume designer

June 27, 1979 - Kim Gyu-ri, South Korean actress

June 27, 1979 - Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer

June 27, 1984 - Rocío Guirao Díaz, Argentinian model

June 27, 1984 - Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress

June 27, 1984 - Khloé Kardashian, American reality television star

June 27, 1984 - Julie Ordon, Swiss model

June 27, 1986 - Drake Bell, American actor, voice actor, and musician

June 27, 1987 - Ed Westwick, English actor

June 27, 1989 - Matthew Lewis, English actor

June 27, 1991 - Madylin Sweeten, American actress

June 27, 1999 - Chandler Riggs, American actor

June 27, 1947 - WRC TV channel 4 in Washington, D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting, WRC TV channel 4 in Washington, D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting

June 27, 1955 - "Julius LaRosa Show" debuts on CBS-TV, "Julius LaRosa Show" debuts on CBS-TV

June 27, 1958 - 8th Berlin International Film Festival: "Wild Strawberries" wins Golden Bear, 8th Berlin International Film Festival: "Wild Strawberries" wins Golden Bear

June 27, 1966 - Dark Shadows, American Gothic soap opera, premieres on ABC-TV, Dark Shadows, American Gothic soap opera, premieres on ABC-TV

June 27, 1973 - "Live & Let Die", 8th James Bond Film, 1st to star Roger Moore , also starring Jane Seymour, 1st released in the US, "Live & Let Die", 8th James Bond Film, 1st to star Roger Moore , also starring Jane Seymour, 1st released in the US

June 27, 1974 - "Flip Wilson Show" last airs on NBC-TV, "Flip Wilson Show" last airs on NBC-TV

June 27, 1975 - 25th Berlin International Film Festival: "Adoption" wins the Golden Bear, 25th Berlin International Film Festival: "Adoption" wins the Golden Bear

June 27, 1981 - " Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes returns to #1 slot, " Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes returns to #1 slot

June 27, 1984 - Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time, Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time

June 27, 1987 - "The Living Daylights", 15th James Bond film, 1st film to star Timothy Dalton premieres in London, "The Living Daylights", 15th James Bond film, 1st film to star Timothy Dalton premieres in London

June 27, 1991 - Emmy 18th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 12th time, Emmy 18th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 12th time

June 27, 1995 - Mason City Iowa's TV news personality Jodi Huisentruit disappears, Mason City Iowa's TV news personality Jodi Huisentruit disappears

June 27, 1964 - Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California, Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California

June 27, 1992 - "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (36) weds actor Michael E. Knight (33), "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (36) weds actor Michael E. Knight (33)

June 27, 1993 - Actress Julia Roberts (25) weds country singer Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana, Actress Julia Roberts (25) weds country singer Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana

June 27, 1998 - The "Murphy Brown" actress Faith Ford (33) weds personal trainer and writer Campion Murphy (35) on Clint Eastwood's 22-acre Mission Ranch in Carmel, California, The "Murphy Brown" actress Faith Ford (33) weds personal trainer and writer Campion Murphy (35) on Clint Eastwood's 22-acre Mission Ranch in Carmel, California

June 27, 2005 - "The Young and The Restless" actress Melody Thomas Scott (49) weds supervising producer of the CBS daytime drama Edward J. Scott (60) for the second time in Las Vegas, Nevada, "The Young and The Restless" actress Melody Thomas Scott (49) weds supervising producer of the CBS daytime drama Edward J. Scott (60) for the second time in Las Vegas, Nevada

June 27, 2009 - "Playboy Playmate" model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds NFL player beau Hank Baskett (26) at the Playboy Mansion in Bel Air, California, "Playboy Playmate" model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds NFL player beau Hank Baskett (26) at the Playboy Mansion in Bel Air, California

June 27, 2011 - Actress America Ferrera (28) weds actor and director Ryan Piers Williams (31) in New York, Actress America Ferrera (28) weds actor and director Ryan Piers Williams (31) in New York

June 27, 2007 - Former Playboy playmate and Baywatch actress Donna D'Errico (38) divorces Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage, Former Playboy playmate and Baywatch actress Donna D'Errico (38) divorces Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage

June 27, 1718 - Wenzel Raimund Pirck, composer

June 27, 1745 - Johann Nepomuk Went, Bohemian composer

June 27, 1789 - Philipp Friedrich Silcher, German composer

June 27, 1805 - Stephen Elvey, English composer

June 27, 1806 - Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer

June 27, 1812 - John Pike Hullah, English composer

June 27, 1819 - Carl Albert Löschhorn, German composer

June 27, 1821 - August Conradi, German organist and composer

June 27, 1833 - Władysław Zaremba, Ukrainian composer

June 27, 1850 - Jacob Adolf Hägg, Swedish composer

June 27, 1859 - Mildred J. Hill, American composer and musician

June 27, 1862 - May Irwin, Canadian comedienne and singer

June 27, 1885 - Artúr Harmat, Hungarian composer

June 27, 1898 - Tibor Harsányi, Hungarian composer

June 27, 1908 - Hans de Jong, musician and conductor (d. 1994)

June 27, 1910 - Karel Reiner, Czech composer

June 27, 1911 - V. K. Narayana Menon, Indian classical dance scholar

June 27, 1915 - Hendrik W van Leeuwen, Dutch musician

June 27, 1916 - Hallvard Olav Johnsen, Norwegian composer

June 27, 1922 - George Theophilus Walker, African-American pianist, composer and teacher

June 27, 1925 - Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter

June 27, 1931 - Alojz Srebotnjak, Slovenian composer

June 27, 1931 - Ryszard Kwiatkowski, Polish composer

June 27, 1932 - Hugh Wood, British composer

June 27, 1932 - Anna Moffo, American soprano

June 27, 1932 - Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer

June 27, 1938 - Tommy Cannon [Tommy Derbyshire], English comedian and singer

June 27, 1939 - R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer

June 27, 1942 - Bruce Johnston [Benjamin Baldwin], American singer, songwriter, and record producer

June 27, 1942 - Frank Mills, Canadian pianist, composer and arranger

June 27, 1942 - John Howard McGuire, American composer

June 27, 1946 - Daria Semegen, American composer

June 27, 1946 - Janice Giteck, American composer

June 27, 1948 - Camile Baudoin, American musician

June 27, 1958 - Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American singer and songwriter

June 27, 1958 - Magnus Lindberg, Finnish composer

June 27, 1958 - Lisa Germano, American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

June 27, 1959 - Lorrie Morgan, American country singer

June 27, 1959 - Khadja Nin, Burundian singer

June 27, 1978 - Lolly [Anna Shantha Kumble], British singer

June 27, 1979 - John Warne, American musician

June 27, 1979 - Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer

June 27, 1983 - Alsou, Russian singer

June 27, 1983 - Evan Taubenfeld, American musician

June 27, 1985 - Coby Linder, American Pop Punk Drummer

June 27, 1986 - Drake Bell, American actor, voice actor, and musician

June 27, 1990 - Aselin Debison, Canadian singer

June 27, 1679 - Pablo Bruna, Spanish blind composer

June 27, 1814 - Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer

June 27, 1829 - Louis-Sébastien Lebrun, French composer

June 27, 1832 - Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisla, composer

June 27, 1889 - Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano

June 27, 1889 - Whitney Eugene Thayer, American composer

June 27, 1920 - Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French-Canadian lyricist

June 27, 1934 - Max Pallenberg, Austrian extempore farce actor, husband of Operetta star Fritzi Massary

June 27, 1944 - Werner Wehrli, composer

June 27, 1948 - George Templeton Strong, American composer

June 27, 1954 - Francis L Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor

June 27, 1964 - Daniel Lazarus, French composer

June 27, 1969 - Richard Vance Maxfield, composer

June 27, 1974 - Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter

June 27, 1986 - Joe Maphis, American country music guitarist

June 27, 1986 - Zoltán Gárdonyi, Hungarian composer

June 27, 1992 - Allan Jones, American actor and singer

June 27, 1992 - Stefanie Ann Sargent, guitarist

June 27, 1995 - Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, American blues singer and guitarist

June 27, 1995 - Efrem Kurtz, Russian conductor

June 27, 1999 - Brian O'Hara, English rock musician, commits suicide at 57

June 27, 1999 - Einar Englund, Finnish composer

June 27, 2002 - John Entwistle, English rock guitarist and vocalist

June 27, 2005 - Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector

June 27, 2009 - Gale Storm [Josephine Owaissa Cottle], American singer and actress

June 27, 2009 - Fayette Pinkney, African American singer (b. 1948)

June 27, 2014 - Bobby Womack, American Hall of Fame R&B singer

June 27, 2015 - Chris Squire, English rock bassist

June 27, 2016 - Mack Rice, American musician and songwriter

June 27, 1950 - "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances, "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances

June 27, 1959 - "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances, "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances

June 27, 1964 - "Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)" by Die Beatles peaks at #97, "Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)" by Die Beatles peaks at #97

June 27, 1969 - 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival, 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival

June 27, 1971 - "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown " closes at Golden NYC after 31 performances, "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown " closes at Golden NYC after 31 performances

June 27, 1971 - Bill Graham's New York rock venue Fillmore East closes down, to be succeeded by Fillmore West in San Francisco, Bill Graham's New York rock venue Fillmore East closes down, to be succeeded by Fillmore West in San Francisco

June 27, 1976 - "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 performances, "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 performances

June 27, 1982 - "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances, "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances

June 27, 1992 - "57 Channels (and Nothin' on)" by Bruce Springsteen peaks at #68, "57 Channels (and Nothin' on)" by Bruce Springsteen peaks at #68

June 27, 1993 - "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances, "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances

June 27, 1994 - "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 8 performances, "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 8 performances

June 27, 1994 - Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet, Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet

June 27, 2005 - "Bad Day" single is released by Daniel Powter, 1st song to sell 2 million digital copies in the US (Billboard Song of the Year 2006), "Bad Day" single is released by Daniel Powter, 1st song to sell 2 million digital copies in the US (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)

June 27, 1842 - Jamie Anderson, Scottish golfer

June 27, 1886 - Charles Macartney, Australian cricketer

June 27, 1917 - K. M. Rangnekar, Indian cricketer

June 27, 1918 - Adolph Kiefer, American swimmer

June 27, 1924 - Bob Appleyard, English cricketer

June 27, 1930 - Tommy [Tamio] Kono, American weightlifter

June 27, 1932 - Eddie Kasko, American Major League baseball player

June 27, 1938 - Gordon Rorke, Australian cricketer

June 27, 1939 - Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer

June 27, 1943 - Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player

June 27, 1944 - Patrick Sercu, Belgian cyclist, 1K time trial

June 27, 1945 - Catherine Lacoste, French golfer

June 27, 1945 - John M. Veitch, American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred horse trainer

June 27, 1948 - Angel Penna Jr., horse trainer

June 27, 1950 - Benjamin Peterson, American heavyweight boxer

June 27, 1951 - Ulf Andersson, Swedish International Chess Grandmaster

June 27, 1953 - Kent Bostick, American pursuit cyclist

June 27, 1955 - Isabelle Adjani, French actress

June 27, 1956 - Jeff Odintz, American horse trainer

June 27, 1956 - Brad Childress, American football coach

June 27, 1963 - Stephen Peterson, American rower

June 27, 1963 - Johnny Benson Jr., American NASCAR driver

June 27, 1964 - Chuck Person, American NBA forward

June 27, 1966 - Jeff Conine, American MLB outfielder

June 27, 1966 - Mercedes Paz, Argentine tennis star

June 27, 1966 - Rob Harbison, American 3x40 rifle shooter

June 27, 1967 - Lester Archambeau, American NFL defensive end

June 27, 1967 - Michelle Torres, American tennis star

June 27, 1970 - Petra Langrová, tennis star

June 27, 1970 - Ricardo Jordan, American baseball pitcher

June 27, 1970 - Jim Edmonds, American baseball player

June 27, 1971 - Brant Boyer, American football linebacker

June 27, 1971 - Jimmy Kemp, American CFL quarterback

June 27, 1973 - Heath Irwin, American football guard

June 27, 1973 - Jennifer Brundage, American softball infielder

June 27, 1973 - Wendell Davis, American football cornerback

June 27, 1974 - Juran Bolden, American NFL cornerback

June 27, 1975 - Porter Collins, American rower

June 27, 1975 - Sarah Evanetz, 100m butterfly

June 27, 1975 - Daryle Ward, American baseball player

June 27, 1976 - Johnny Estrada, American baseball player

June 27, 1977 - Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footballer

June 27, 1977 - Raúl, Spanish footballer

June 27, 1980 - Kevin Pietersen, English cricketer

June 27, 1983 - Dale Steyn, South African cricketer

June 27, 1984 - Gökhan Inler, Swiss footballer

June 27, 1985 - Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player

June 27, 1985 - Nico Rosberg, German Finnish race car driver

June 27, 1985 - James Hook, Welsh rugby player

June 27, 1986 - LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter

June 27, 1988 - Kate Ziegler, American swimmer

June 27, 1890 - George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight), George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)

June 27, 1891 - US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Mabel Cahill beats defending champion Ellen Roosevelt 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Mabel Cahill beats defending champion Ellen Roosevelt 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

June 27, 1894 - American Annie Londonderry [Annie Kopchovsky] sets out to become first woman to bicycle around the world (completes her journey September 1895), American Annie Londonderry [Annie Kopchovsky] sets out to become first woman to bicycle around the world (completes her journey September 1895)

June 27, 1898 - Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Louisa Martin 6-4, 6-4 for her 3rd Wimbledon singles championship, Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Louisa Martin 6-4, 6-4 for her 3rd Wimbledon singles championship

June 27, 1898 - Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion R.F. Doherty beats younger brother Laurence Doherty 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion R.F. Doherty beats younger brother Laurence Doherty 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1

June 27, 1899 - Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats, Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats

June 27, 1902 - US National Championship Women's Tennis, Newport, RI: Marion Jones wins her second US singles title; beats Elisabeth Moore 6-1, 1-0 when the defending champion is forced to retire, US National Championship Women's Tennis, Newport, RI: Marion Jones wins her second US singles title; beats Elisabeth Moore 6-1, 1-0 when the defending champion is forced to retire

June 27, 1903 - US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Elisabeth Moore beats Marion Jones 7-5, 8-6 for her third of 4 US singles titles, US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Elisabeth Moore beats Marion Jones 7-5, 8-6 for her third of 4 US singles titles

June 27, 1904 - Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty wins 3rd consecutive Wimbledon singles crown; beats Frank Riseley for 2nd straight year 6-1, 7-5, 8-6, Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty wins 3rd consecutive Wimbledon singles crown; beats Frank Riseley for 2nd straight year 6-1, 7-5, 8-6

June 27, 1908 - US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Maud Barger-Wallach beats defending champion Evelyn Sears 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 for her lone major title, US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Maud Barger-Wallach beats defending champion Evelyn Sears 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 for her lone major title

June 27, 1909 - US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman outclasses defending champion Maud Barger-Wallach 6-0, 6-1 for first of 3 straight US singles titles, US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman outclasses defending champion Maud Barger-Wallach 6-0, 6-1 for first of 3 straight US singles titles

June 27, 1914 - Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title, Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

June 27, 1917 - 1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service, 1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service

June 27, 1924 - British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: American Walter Hagen wins his 2nd Open Championships, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Ernest Whitcombe, British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: American Walter Hagen wins his 2nd Open Championships, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Ernest Whitcombe

June 27, 1931 - Ryder Cup Golf, Scioto CC:, Ryder Cup Golf, Scioto CC:

June 27, 1933 - Ryder Cup Golf, Southport & Ainsdale GC: Great Britain wins, 6½-5½; GB's last Cup victory until 1957, Ryder Cup Golf, Southport & Ainsdale GC: Great Britain wins, 6½-5½; GB's last Cup victory until 1957

June 27, 1936 - British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Englishman Alf Padgham wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Jimmy Adams of Scotland, British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Englishman Alf Padgham wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Jimmy Adams of Scotland

June 27, 1939 - Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings, Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings

June 27, 1939 - Headley scores a cricket century in each innings v England at Lord's, Headley scores a cricket century in each innings v England at Lord's

June 27, 1950 - PGA Championship Men's Golf, Scioto CC: American Chandler Harper wins his only major title; beats Harry Williams Jr., 4 & 3 in the final, PGA Championship Men's Golf, Scioto CC: American Chandler Harper wins his only major title; beats Harry Williams Jr., 4 & 3 in the final

June 27, 1954 - The so-called "Battle of Berne" occurs during the FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and Hungary as the game descends into an all-out brawl, The so-called "Battle of Berne" occurs during the FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and Hungary as the game descends into an all-out brawl

June 27, 1956 - Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings, Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings

June 27, 1959 - US Open Women's Golf, Churchill Valley CC: Mickey Wright successfully defends her Open title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs, US Open Women's Golf, Churchill Valley CC: Mickey Wright successfully defends her Open title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs

June 27, 1963 - Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games, Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games

June 27, 1969 - Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match, Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match

June 27, 1971 - US Open Women's Golf, Kahwa GC: JoAnne Carner wins by 7 strokes from Kathy Whitworth, US Open Women's Golf, Kahwa GC: JoAnne Carner wins by 7 strokes from Kathy Whitworth

June 27, 1979 - Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final (it isn't), Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final (it isn't)

June 27, 1980 - Dodgers' Jerry Reuss no-hits SF Giants 8-0, Dodgers' Jerry Reuss no-hits SF Giants 8-0

June 27, 1983 - Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning, Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning

June 27, 1984 - UEFA European Championship Final, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Michel Platini & Bruno Bellone score as France beats Spain, 2-0, UEFA European Championship Final, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Michel Platini & Bruno Bellone score as France beats Spain, 2-0

June 27, 1984 - Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts, Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts

June 27, 1986 - American tennis player Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing a white, one-piece, lycra body suit in 1st round match against Pam Shriver; wears regular outfit after rain break, American tennis player Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing a white, one-piece, lycra body suit in 1st round match against Pam Shriver; wears regular outfit after rain break

June 27, 1986 - Robby Thompson (SF Giants) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game, Robby Thompson (SF Giants) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game

June 27, 1988 - Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m), Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)

June 27, 1988 - Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning, Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning

June 27, 1990 - NBA Draft: Syracuse power forward Derrick Coleman first pick by New Jersey Nets, NBA Draft: Syracuse power forward Derrick Coleman first pick by New Jersey Nets

June 27, 1992 - 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovskiy of Russia defeats #1 seed Jim Courier 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the 3rd round at Wimbledon, 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovskiy of Russia defeats #1 seed Jim Courier 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the 3rd round at Wimbledon

June 27, 1992 - Dan O'Brien fails on pole vault & eliminated from Olympics decathlon, Dan O'Brien fails on pole vault & eliminated from Olympics decathlon

June 27, 1993 - Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Jim Colbert wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Raymond Floyd, Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Jim Colbert wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Raymond Floyd

June 27, 1993 - NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game, NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game

June 27, 1998 - NHL Draft: Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) center Vincent Lecavalier first pick by Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL Draft: Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) center Vincent Lecavalier first pick by Tampa Bay Lightning

June 27, 1999 - LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Juli Inkster shoots final round 65 to win by 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Liselotte Neumann; completes career grand slam, LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Juli Inkster shoots final round 65 to win by 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Liselotte Neumann; completes career grand slam

June 27, 1999 - Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Hale Irwin wins his 5th of 7 Champions Tour major titles by 7 strokes from Australian Graham Marsh, Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Hale Irwin wins his 5th of 7 Champions Tour major titles by 7 strokes from Australian Graham Marsh

June 27, 2001 - NBA Draft: Glynn Academy center Kwame Brown first pick by Washington Wizards, NBA Draft: Glynn Academy center Kwame Brown first pick by Washington Wizards

June 27, 2010 - LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: American Christie Kerr takes her second major title with a 12 stroke win over Song-Hee Kim of South Korea, LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: American Christie Kerr takes her second major title with a 12 stroke win over Song-Hee Kim of South Korea

June 27, 2013 - NBA Draft: UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett first pick Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Draft: UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett first pick Cleveland Cavaliers

June 27, 2014 - NHL Coyotes franchise changes geographic name from "Phoenix" to "Arizona" after change of ownership, NHL Coyotes franchise changes geographic name from "Phoenix" to "Arizona" after change of ownership

June 27, 2017 - Tennis star Serena Williams poses pregnant and nude for the cover of "Vanity Fair", Tennis star Serena Williams poses pregnant and nude for the cover of "Vanity Fair"

June 27, 1040 - Ladislaus I, King of Hungary

June 27, 1350 - Manuel II Palaeologus, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1425)

June 27, 1462 - Louis XII, the Just, King of France

June 27, 1550 - Charles IX [Carl], King of France

June 27, 1615 - Johann Paul Schor, German Baroque painter

June 27, 1696 - William Pepperrell, British colonial soldier

June 27, 1717 - Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist and contributor to the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers

June 27, 1787 - Thomas Say, American naturalist and father of descriptive entomology

June 27, 1809 - François Certain Canrobert, French marshal and parliament member

June 27, 1828 - Junius Daniel, Brigadier General

June 27, 1838 - Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Indian novelist

June 27, 1838 - Paul Mauser, German weapon designer

June 27, 1846 - Charles Stewart Parnell, English-Irish Home Rule Party leader

June 27, 1849 - Harriet Hubbard Ayer, American cosmetics manufacturer and columnist

June 27, 1850 - Ivan Vazov, Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright

June 27, 1850 - Lafcadio Hearn, American author

June 27, 1850 - Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician

June 27, 1869 - Emma Goldman, American anarchist and publisher

June 27, 1869 - Kate Carew [Mary Williams], American caricaturist

June 27, 1869 - Hans Spemann, German embryologist

June 27, 1872 - Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet and novelist

June 27, 1878 - Jean François van Royen, Dutch bibliophile, secretary-general of PTT

June 27, 1880 - Helen Keller, American political activist, author and lecturer, who was the 1st deaf-blind person to earn a BA

June 27, 1882 - Eduard Spranger, German psychologist and educator

June 27, 1884 - Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher

June 27, 1888 - Lewis Bernstein Namier, English historian

June 27, 1889 - Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor

June 27, 1892 - Paul Colin, French poster designer

June 27, 1896 - Franciscus J. Feron, vicaris-general of Roermond

June 27, 1898 - Ajla Rachmanova, Russian-Austrian author

June 27, 1899 - Juan Trippe, American airline pioneer and entrepreneur

June 27, 1900 - Otto Passman, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana

June 27, 1905 - Ruby Middleton Forsythe, African-American teacher

June 27, 1906 - Catherine Cookson, English novelist

June 27, 1906 - Vernon Watkins, Welsh poet

June 27, 1908 - João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer

June 27, 1911 - Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr., American 3 year old who drowned on Lusitania

June 27, 1913 - Willie Mosconi, American world champion pool player

June 27, 1914 - Giorgio Almirante, Italian fascist )

June 27, 1914 - Robert Aickman, English writer and conservationist

June 27, 1916 - Arthur Walter Lucas, first Chief Restorer of the National Gallery, London

June 27, 1917 - Ron Hayward, English politician, General Secretary of the Labour Party

June 27, 1921 - G. M. J. Veldkamp, Dutch politician

June 27, 1922 - Herbert Ziergiebel, German writer

June 27, 1924 - Paul Conrad, American cartoonist

June 27, 1924 - Efua Sutherland, Ghanaian writer

June 27, 1927 - David Hobman, English human right activist and director (d. 2003)

June 27, 1928 - Rudy Perpich, American politician, 34th & 36th Governor of Minnesota

June 27, 1930 - Ross Perot, American billionaire and presidental candidate

June 27, 1931 - Charles Bronfman, Canadian-American CEO and philanthropist

June 27, 1932 - Joachim Wohlgemuth, German writer

June 27, 1935 - Eduard Pavlovich Kugno, Russian cosmonaut

June 27, 1936 - John Shalikashvili, Polish-American general

June 27, 1936 - Lucille Clifton, American poet

June 27, 1937 - Joseph P. Allen, American NASA astronaut

June 27, 1938 - Bruce Babbitt, American attorney and politician

June 27, 1941 - James P. Hogan, British sci-fi author

June 27, 1944 - Kees [Cornelis Johannes] Ouwens, Dutch writer and poet

June 27, 1945 - Norma Kamali, American dress designer

June 27, 1945 - Omar Badsha, South African photographer, trade unionist and political activist

June 27, 1946 - Sally Priesand, 1st U.S. woman rabbi

June 27, 1949 - Vera Wang, American fashion designer

June 27, 1951 - Sidney M. Gutierrez, Mjr USAF and NASA astronaut

June 27, 1951 - Mary McAleese, 8th President of Ireland

June 27, 1952 - Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician )

June 27, 1955 - Frank de Grave [Franciscus Hendrikus Gerardus de Grave], Dutch politician

June 27, 1956 - Ted Haggard, American evangelical preacher

June 27, 1959 - Dan Jurgens, American comic book writer

June 27, 1960 - Jim Nussle, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa

June 27, 1963 - Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer

June 27, 1966 - Giambattista Valli, Italian fashion designer

June 27, 444 - Cyrillus van Alexandria, patriarch of Alexandria, dies

June 27, 1137 - Guigo de Castro, [Venerabilis], 5th prior of Grande Chartreuse, dies

June 27, 1162 - Eudes II, Duke of Burgundy

June 27, 1296 - Floris V, count of Holland & Zeeland, dies

June 27, 1458 - Alfonso V, King of Aragon/Sicily/Naples, dies

June 27, 1543 - Agnolo Firenzuola, Italian poet and litterateur

June 27, 1574 - Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and art historian

June 27, 1603 - Jan Dymitr Solikowski, Polish archbishop and diplomat

June 27, 1627 - John Hayward, English historian

June 27, 1638 - Lukaris Cyrillus, patriarch of Alexandria/Constantinople, dies

June 27, 1641 - Michiel Janszoon van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter

June 27, 1654 - Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer

June 27, 1672 - Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist

June 27, 1720 - Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu, French poet

June 27, 1757 - Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent, banker and merchant

June 27, 1773 - Mentewab, dowager Empress of Ethiopia

June 27, 1776 - Thomas Hickey, plan to hand George Washington to British, executed

June 27, 1785 - Egbert de Free Temminck, Amsterdam regent

June 27, 1794 - Wenzel Anton Graf Kaunitz, Austrian statesman

June 27, 1794 - Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier

June 27, 1827 - Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian

June 27, 1829 - James Smithson, None

June 27, 1831 - Sophie Germain, French mathematician

June 27, 1839 - Ranjit Singh, gov of Lahore, dies

June 27, 1844 - Hyrum Smith, founder/leader, shot by mob in Carthage Ill

June 27, 1844 - Joseph Smith Jr, American founder of the Mormon Church, shot by a mob at 38

June 27, 1848 - Denis-Auguste Affre, Archbishop of Paris and opponent of King Louis-Philippe, shot to death at 54

June 27, 1848 - Heinrich Zschokke, German Swiss writer

June 27, 1859 - Jean Chrétien Baud, Dutch gov-gen of Dutch-Indies at 69

June 27, 1862 - Chatham Roberdeau Wheat, Confederate major

June 27, 1863 - Martin E Green, Confederate brigadier general, shot dead at 38

June 27, 1864 - Charles Garrison Harker, US Union-brigadier general

June 27, 1873 - Hiram Powers, American sculptor

June 27, 1876 - Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, German naturalist and zoologist

June 27, 1876 - Harriet Martineau, British controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist

June 27, 1907 - Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator and the co-founder and first president of Radcliffe College

June 27, 1917 - Gustav von Schmolle, German economist

June 27, 1917 - Karl Allmenröder, German World War I flying Ace

June 27, 1917 - Gustav von Schmoller, German economist

June 27, 1935 - Eugene Augustin Lauste, French inventor

June 27, 1944 - Milan Hodža, Slovak politician

June 27, 1950 - Milada Horakova, Czech advocate/anti fascist, hanged

June 27, 1952 - Max Dehn, German mathematician

June 27, 1955 - Jan van den Tempel, Dutch politician

June 27, 1957 - Malcolm Lowry, English writer

June 27, 1960 - Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain

June 27, 1961 - Harry Hooton, Australian poet

June 27, 1962 - Paul Viiding, Estonian poet

June 27, 1965 - Anthony Veiller, writer

June 27, 1966 - Arthur D Waley, [Schloss], British sinology/poet, dies

June 27, 1973 - Earl Browder, leader US Communist Party

June 27, 1983 - Don Ida, balloonists

June 27, 1983 - Maxie Anderson, balloonists

June 27, 1988 - Léonie Adams, American poetess

June 27, 1989 - A. J. Ayer, English Neopositivist philosopher

June 27, 1991 - Klas Bruinsma, leader criminal organization, murdered

June 27, 1991 - Willem J [Molly] Geertsema, liberal/foreign minister), dies

June 27, 1992 - Sandy Amoros, Bkln Dodger

June 27, 1993 - Wolfgang Grams, German RAF-terrorist, shot to death at 40

June 27, 1994 - Jeremy Brooks, English writer

June 27, 1996 - Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier

June 27, 1998 - Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician

June 27, 1998 - Boris Nikolayevich Belousov, Soviet cosmonaut

June 27, 1998 - Desmond Heap, British lawyer and authority on British planning law

June 27, 1999 - Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator

June 27, 2001 - Tove Jansson, Finnish author and illustrator

June 27, 2004 - George Patton IV, American general

June 27, 2005 - Shelby Foote, American author and historian

June 27, 2005 - John T. Walton, American businessman

June 27, 2005 - Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran

June 27, 2005 - Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter

June 27, 2006 - Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, Mexican serial killer, known as "The Railway Killer"

June 27, 2007 - Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet

June 27, 2008 - Michael Turner, American comic book artist

June 27, 2008 - Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshal

June 27, 2010 - Dolph Briscoe, American businessman and 41st Governor of Texas

June 27, 2011 - Gisèle Rabesahala, Malagasy politician and human righter activist

June 27, 2016 - Alvin Toffler, American author

June 27, 2018 - Joe Jackson, American talent manager and patriarch of the Jackson family

June 27, 678 - St Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope, St Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope

June 27, 1358 - Republic of Dubrovnik is founded, Republic of Dubrovnik is founded

June 27, 1542 - Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sets sail from the Mexican port of Navidad to explore the west coast of North America on behalf of the Spanish Empire, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sets sail from the Mexican port of Navidad to explore the west coast of North America on behalf of the Spanish Empire

June 27, 1580 - Duke of Alva's army occupies Portugal, Duke of Alva's army occupies Portugal

June 27, 1652 - New Amsterdam (now New York City) enacts first speed limit law in North America, New Amsterdam (now New York City) enacts first speed limit law in North America

June 27, 1693 - 1st sea battle of Lagos: a French fleet under Anne Hilarion de Tourville defeated an Anglo-Dutch fleet under George Rooke, 1st sea battle of Lagos: a French fleet under Anne Hilarion de Tourville defeated an Anglo-Dutch fleet under George Rooke

June 27, 1693 - 1st women's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London), 1st women's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London)

June 27, 1697 - Polish parliament selects monarch August of Saxony as king, Polish parliament selects monarch August of Saxony as king

June 27, 1709 - Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava., Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.

June 27, 1743 - War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: in Bavaria, King George II of Britain personally leads troops into battle. The last time a British monarch commanded troops in the field. Learn More >>, War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: in Bavaria, King George II of Britain personally leads troops into battle. The last time a British monarch commanded troops in the field. Learn More >>

June 27, 1746 - Flora MacDonald helps Bonnie Prince Charlie , disguised as Betty Burke an Irish maid, evade capture by landing him on the Isle of Skye, Flora MacDonald helps Bonnie Prince Charlie , disguised as Betty Burke an Irish maid, evade capture by landing him on the Isle of Skye

June 27, 1756 - French fleet conquer St Philips Castle of Minorca, French fleet conquer St Philips Castle of Minorca

June 27, 1759 - British general James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec., British general James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

June 27, 1778 - Liberty Bell returns home to Philadelphia after the British departure Learn More >>, Liberty Bell returns home to Philadelphia after the British departure Learn More >>

June 27, 1789 - French Revolution: King Louis XVI orders the nobility and clergy of the Estates-General to meet with the Third Estate, by then called the National Assembly, French Revolution: King Louis XVI orders the nobility and clergy of the Estates-General to meet with the Third Estate, by then called the National Assembly

June 27, 1806 - Buenos Aires captured by British, Buenos Aires captured by British

June 27, 1833 - Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury, Connecticut

June 27, 1847 - New York & Boston linked by telegraph wires, New York & Boston linked by telegraph wires

June 27, 1857 - Bibighar massacre of 120 British women and children following the siege of Cawnpore, Bibighar massacre of 120 British women and children following the siege of Cawnpore

June 27, 1857 - James Donnelly becomes engaged in a drunken brawl with Patrick Farrell, who suffers a fatal blow to the head. Farrell dies two days later, which makes James Donnelly a wanted man and draws the Donnelly family into the notorious feud, James Donnelly becomes engaged in a drunken brawl with Patrick Farrell, who suffers a fatal blow to the head. Farrell dies two days later, which makes James Donnelly a wanted man and draws the Donnelly family into the notorious feud

June 27, 1862 - -28] Battle at Garnett's/Golding's Farms, Virginia, -28] Battle at Garnett's/Golding's Farms, Virginia

June 27, 1862 - Battle of Gaines's Mill, VA (Cold Harbor, Chickahominy Bluffs) Day 3, Battle of Gaines's Mill, VA (Cold Harbor, Chickahominy Bluffs) Day 3

June 27, 1863 - Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia, Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia

June 27, 1864 - Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia

June 27, 1867 - Bank of California opens doors, Bank of California opens doors

June 27, 1876 - 1st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Philadelphia Athletics), 1st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Philadelphia Athletics)

June 27, 1876 - Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as US presidential candidate, Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as US presidential candidate

June 27, 1890 - Cecil Rhodes ' colonists attack Motlousi in Matabeleland, Cecil Rhodes ' colonists attack Motlousi in Matabeleland

June 27, 1893 - Great stock crash on NY stock exchange, Great stock crash on NY stock exchange

June 27, 1905 - Russian sailors mutiny aboard battleship "Potemkin" and sail for Odessa, Russian sailors mutiny aboard battleship "Potemkin" and sail for Odessa

June 27, 1909 - Etten-Leur 1st airplane flight in Neth (Belgium count De Lambert), Etten-Leur 1st airplane flight in Neth (Belgium count De Lambert)

June 27, 1914 - US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia, US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia

June 27, 1915 - 100°F (38°C), Fort Yukon, Alaska (state record), 100°F (38°C), Fort Yukon, Alaska (state record)

June 27, 1915 - Dutch SDAP demonstrates against conscription, Dutch SDAP demonstrates against conscription

June 27, 1917 - Venizelos takes over as Prime Minister of Greece and severs relations with Central Powers, bringing Greece onside with the Allies in WWI, Venizelos takes over as Prime Minister of Greece and severs relations with Central Powers, bringing Greece onside with the Allies in WWI

June 27, 1922 - Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon), Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)

June 27, 1923 - Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane, Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane

June 27, 1929 - 1st color TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC, 1st color TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC

June 27, 1929 - President Paul von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WWI, President Paul von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WWI

June 27, 1934 - Federal Savings & Loan Association created, Federal Savings & Loan Association created

June 27, 1935 - Danno O'Mahoney beats Jim Londos in Boston, to become wrestling champ, Danno O'Mahoney beats Jim Londos in Boston, to become wrestling champ

June 27, 1939 - 1st night game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians 5, Tigers 0), 1st night game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians 5, Tigers 0)

June 27, 1940 - Soviet Army attacks Romania, Soviet Army attacks Romania

June 27, 1940 - USSR returns to Gregorian calendar Read the Article >>, USSR returns to Gregorian calendar Read the Article >>

June 27, 1941 - Bialystok Poland falls to Germany, Bialystok Poland falls to Germany

June 27, 1941 - Nazi manifest against the Jews in Amsterdam, Nazi manifest against the Jews in Amsterdam

June 27, 1942 - FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY's Long Island, FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY's Long Island

June 27, 1942 - PQ-17 convoy leaves Iceland for Archangelsk, PQ-17 convoy leaves Iceland for Archangelsk

June 27, 1943 - Elly Dammers throws Dutch record spear (41,43m), Elly Dammers throws Dutch record spear (41,43m)

June 27, 1943 - Fanny Blankers-Koen runs Dutch record 200m (24.5), Fanny Blankers-Koen runs Dutch record 200m (24.5)

June 27, 1944 - Cherbourg, France liberated by Allies, Cherbourg, France liberated by Allies

June 27, 1945 - Foundation 1940-45 established, Foundation 1940-45 established

June 27, 1947 - 98°F (36.8°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands, 98°F (36.8°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands

June 27, 1949 - "Captain Video & His Video Rangers" debut on DUMONT-TV, "Captain Video & His Video Rangers" debut on DUMONT-TV

June 27, 1950 - US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam, US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam

June 27, 1950 - North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict, North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict

June 27, 1950 - South Africa heeds United Nations call to assist Korea, South Africa heeds United Nations call to assist Korea

June 27, 1953 - Joseph Laniel appointed French premier, Joseph Laniel appointed French premier

June 27, 1954 - 1st atomic power station opens - Obninsk, near Moscow in Russia, 1st atomic power station opens - Obninsk, near Moscow in Russia

June 27, 1954 - CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala, CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala

June 27, 1955 - 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois), 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)

June 27, 1957 - Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas, Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas

June 27, 1957 - The British Medical Research Council publishes a report suggesting a direct link between smoking and lung cancer., The British Medical Research Council publishes a report suggesting a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.

June 27, 1958 - Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th, Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th

June 27, 1958 - Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) NY to London, Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) NY to London

June 27, 1959 - Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game, Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game

June 27, 1960 - British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia, British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia

June 27, 1960 - Chlorophyll "A" synthesized in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Chlorophyll "A" synthesized in Cambridge, Massachusetts

June 27, 1960 - Oil pipe line from Rotterdam-Ruhrgebied opens, Oil pipe line from Rotterdam-Ruhrgebied opens

June 27, 1961 - Ghana imposes a total ban on exports to South Africa and South West Africa, Ghana imposes a total ban on exports to South Africa and South West Africa

June 27, 1962 - NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m, NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m

June 27, 1962 - Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems, Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems

June 27, 1962 - In South Africa, the General Law Amendment Act (Sabotage Act) No 76 commences, increasing the state president's power to declare organisations unlawful and to add further restrictions to banning orders, In South Africa, the General Law Amendment Act (Sabotage Act) No 76 commences, increasing the state president's power to declare organisations unlawful and to add further restrictions to banning orders

June 27, 1963 - Bill J Kramer & Dakotas record Lennon & McCartney "I Call Your Name", Bill J Kramer & Dakotas record Lennon & McCartney "I Call Your Name"

June 27, 1963 - US President John F. Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland, US President John F. Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland

June 27, 1963 - USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m, USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m

June 27, 1966 - 4th Mayor's Trophy Game; Yanks beat Mets 5-2, 4th Mayor's Trophy Game; Yanks beat Mets 5-2

June 27, 1967 - Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested), Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested)

June 27, 1967 - The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London, The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London

June 27, 1968 - Ludvik Vaculik publishes "Manifest of 2000 words" in Prague, Ludvik Vaculik publishes "Manifest of 2000 words" in Prague

June 27, 1970 - Following the arrest of Bernadette Devlin, intense riots erupt in Derry and Belfast leading to a prolonged gun battle between Irish republicans and loyalists, Following the arrest of Bernadette Devlin, intense riots erupt in Derry and Belfast leading to a prolonged gun battle between Irish republicans and loyalists

June 27, 1972 - Legendary video game and home computer Atari, Inc. founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in Sunnyvale, California, Legendary video game and home computer Atari, Inc. founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in Sunnyvale, California

June 27, 1973 - John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list", John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list"

June 27, 1973 - Uruguayan president dissolves parliament and heads a coup d'état, Uruguayan president dissolves parliament and heads a coup d'état

June 27, 1974 - US President Nixon visits USSR, US President Nixon visits USSR

June 27, 1976 - Air France Airbus hijacked in Germany to Uganda, Air France Airbus hijacked in Germany to Uganda

June 27, 1976 - Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president, Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president

June 27, 1976 - In South Africa, the National President of the Black People's Convention, Kenneth Hlaku Rachidi, declares that riots in Soweto have lead to a new era of political consciousness, In South Africa, the National President of the Black People's Convention, Kenneth Hlaku Rachidi, declares that riots in Soweto have lead to a new era of political consciousness

June 27, 1976 - Air France A-300B Airbus hijacked from Athens arrives at Entebbe, Uganda; four hijackers members Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Bader-Meinhof Gang in Germany, Air France A-300B Airbus hijacked from Athens arrives at Entebbe, Uganda; four hijackers members Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Bader-Meinhof Gang in Germany

June 27, 1977 - 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise, 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise

June 27, 1977 - Djibouti (Afars & Issas) claims Independence from France, Djibouti (Afars & Issas) claims Independence from France

June 27, 1977 - Willie McCovey smashes 2 HRs in inning for 2nd time (Apr 12, 1973), Willie McCovey smashes 2 HRs in inning for 2nd time (Apr 12, 1973)

June 27, 1978 - Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m, 7:32.1, Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m, 7:32.1

June 27, 1978 - Soyuz 30 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Polish) to Salyut 6 space station, Soyuz 30 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Polish) to Salyut 6 space station

June 27, 1978 - US Seasat 1, 1st oceanographic satellite, launched into polar orbit, US Seasat 1, 1st oceanographic satellite, launched into polar orbit

June 27, 1979 - Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities, Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities

June 27, 1980 - 1st female state police graduates (NJ), 1st female state police graduates (NJ)

June 27, 1980 - Italian plane crashes into Tyrrheense Sea, kills 81, Italian plane crashes into Tyrrheense Sea, kills 81

June 27, 1980 - US revives draft registration, US revives draft registration

June 27, 1981 - Cambodia adopts its constitution, Cambodia adopts its constitution

June 27, 1981 - Pamela Jenks, aged 21, is crowned the 14th Miss Black America, Pamela Jenks, aged 21, is crowned the 14th Miss Black America

June 27, 1981 - Ali Khamenei narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by the Mujaheddin-e Khalq, when a bomb concealed in a tape recorder, explodes on a desk in front of him, Ali Khamenei narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by the Mujaheddin-e Khalq, when a bomb concealed in a tape recorder, explodes on a desk in front of him

June 27, 1982 - "Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC, "Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC

June 27, 1982 - STS-4, 4th NASA Space Shuttle mission, launches, STS-4, 4th NASA Space Shuttle mission, launches

June 27, 1983 - Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Miro, Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Miro

June 27, 1983 - NASA launches space vehicle S-205, NASA launches space vehicle S-205

June 27, 1983 - Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station, Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station

June 27, 1984 - Fire destroys a set in "A View to a Kill", Fire destroys a set in "A View to a Kill"

June 27, 1984 - Late Night's 1st Tower Drop, Late Night's 1st Tower Drop

June 27, 1985 - First hotel strike in New York City, First hotel strike in New York City

June 27, 1985 - Route 66 (Chicago to Santa Monica), is decertified, Route 66 (Chicago to Santa Monica), is decertified

June 27, 1986 - In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce, In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce

June 27, 1986 - US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack, US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack

June 27, 1986 - World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal, World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal

June 27, 1986 - South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988, South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988

June 27, 1986 - Babangida regime in Nigeria launches the 'Structural Adjustment Program", Babangida regime in Nigeria launches the 'Structural Adjustment Program"

June 27, 1987 - In South Africa, the Afrikaans Protestant Church, a breakaway faction of Dutch Reformed Church, is formed, In South Africa, the Afrikaans Protestant Church, a breakaway faction of Dutch Reformed Church, is formed

June 27, 1990 - Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract, Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract

June 27, 1990 - Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims, Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims

June 27, 1992 - Daryl Gates retires as LA police chief, Daryl Gates retires as LA police chief

June 27, 1993 - Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton, Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton

June 27, 1994 - 118°F (47.8°C) at Lakewood, New Mexico a state record, 118°F (47.8°C) at Lakewood, New Mexico a state record

June 27, 1994 - NY Daily News increases prices to 50 cents, NY Daily News increases prices to 50 cents

June 27, 1995 - Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest), Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest)

June 27, 1995 - Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), launches, Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), launches

June 27, 1995 - Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days & $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland, Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days & $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland

June 27, 1998 - Opening of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia., Opening of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.

June 27, 1999 - ATB go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with '9pm, Till I Come', ATB go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with '9pm, Till I Come'

June 27, 1999 - The Chemical Brothers go #1 on the UK album chart with 'Surrender', their second #1 album, The Chemical Brothers go #1 on the UK album chart with 'Surrender', their second #1 album

June 27, 2001 - Pope John Paul II beatifies 28 Ukrainian Greek Catholics, including 27 martyrs most of whom were killed by the Soviet secret police. Beatification takes place at the service in Lviv, western Ukraine during his first visit to this country., Pope John Paul II beatifies 28 Ukrainian Greek Catholics, including 27 martyrs most of whom were killed by the Soviet secret police. Beatification takes place at the service in Lviv, western Ukraine during his first visit to this country.

June 27, 2001 - The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case., The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.

June 27, 2003 - The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day., The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.

June 27, 2005 - AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations., AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.

June 27, 2007 - The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre., The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

June 27, 2007 - Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

June 27, 2008 - Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation., Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

June 27, 2013 - Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia

June 27, 2016 - US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law restricting abortion 5-3, US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law restricting abortion 5-3

June 27, 2017 - Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly users, Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly users

June 27, 2017 - European Union fines Google record $2.7 billion for unfair competition practices, European Union fines Google record $2.7 billion for unfair competition practices

June 27, 2017 - Colombia's rebel group FARC officially end armed existence after 52 years in ceremony with President Juan Manuel Santos in Mesetas, Colombia's rebel group FARC officially end armed existence after 52 years in ceremony with President Juan Manuel Santos in Mesetas

June 27, 2017 - African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the World Food Prize, African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the World Food Prize

June 27, 2017 - Petya malware cyber-attack affects organisations in more than 64 countries, Petya malware cyber-attack affects organisations in more than 64 countries

June 27, 2018 - US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces he will retire 31st July, US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces he will retire 31st July

June 27, 2018 - Malaysian police announce seizure of goods linked to former prime minister Najib Razak , worth $273 million, biggest in the country's history, including 567 handbags and 14 tiaras, Malaysian police announce seizure of goods linked to former prime minister Najib Razak , worth $273 million, biggest in the country's history, including 567 handbags and 14 tiaras

June 27, 2018 - Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 arrives at diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu, Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 arrives at diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu

June 27, 2018 - French government intoduces plan to bring back national service for 16 year-olds, French government intoduces plan to bring back national service for 16 year-olds

June 27, 2018 - President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and former Vice President Riek MacharSouth sign peace deal to end four-year civil war, President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and former Vice President Riek MacharSouth sign peace deal to end four-year civil war

June 27, 2018 - Democrat Representative Joseph Crowley is defeated in New York Primary election by liberal challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat Representative Joseph Crowley is defeated in New York Primary election by liberal challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

June 27, 2018 - Complex carbon-based molecules found by Cassini spacecraft on Saturn moon Enceladus, previously only ever found on earth and meteorites in research published in "Nature", Complex carbon-based molecules found by Cassini spacecraft on Saturn moon Enceladus, previously only ever found on earth and meteorites in research published in "Nature"

June 27, 2019 - Chief Apple designer Jony Ive, designer of the iMac and the iPhone, announces he is leaving Apple after 30 years, Chief Apple designer Jony Ive, designer of the iMac and the iPhone, announces he is leaving Apple after 30 years

June 27, 2019 - US Supreme Court rules 2020 census cannot contain a question about citizenship in a 5-4 ruling, US Supreme Court rules 2020 census cannot contain a question about citizenship in a 5-4 ruling

June 27, 2019 - US Supreme Court rules the Constitution doesn't prohibit partisan gerrymandering, allowing a ruling party to redraw electoral boundaries, US Supreme Court rules the Constitution doesn't prohibit partisan gerrymandering, allowing a ruling party to redraw electoral boundaries