June 27 Events in History - June 27 Birthdays - June 27 Deaths
2015 The Greek Parliament votes in favor of holding a referendum on July 5th regarding whether the country should accept reforms in exchange for continued bailouts; current bailouts expire on June 30th, the day that a $1.8 billion debt payment is due
2014 Bobby Womack, renowned singer and the writer of many chart-toppers, dies at age 70
2014 Former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker is nominated for the position of President of the European Commission in a 26-2 vote over U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, who strongly objected to the decision
2013 China's President, Xi Jinping and South Koran President Park Geun-hye meet for four days of talks aimed at reducing tensions on the Koran Peninsula
2013 In California, NASA launches a space probe to observe the Sun; the probe is referred to as the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS
2012 Greece appoints Yiannis Stournaras as its new finance minister
2012 After mediation with creditors fails, the city of Stockton, California becomes the largest city in the U.S. to declare bankruptcy
2011 The Los Angeles Dodgers professional baseball team files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
2011 Tests show radioactive cesium is present in small quantities in residents of Iitate and Kawamata, Fukushima, towns located 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
2010 The first democratic election in the history of Guinea is held
2008 Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to focus on his charity work
1995 Holland's debut in English domestic comp (vs. Northants, NatWest)
1995 Mason City Iowa's TV news personality Jodi Huisentruit disappears
1995 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), launches
1995 Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days and $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland
1994 "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater New York City after 8 performances
1994 118 degrees F (47.8 degrees C) at Lakewood, New Mexico
1994 12th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton
1994 N.Y. Daily News increases prices to 50 cents
1993 "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 487 performances
1993 11th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Colbert
1993 New York Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game
1993 Shelley Hamlin wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
1993 Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton
1992 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovsky defeats #1 seed Jim Courier at Wimbledon
1992 Dan O'Brien fails on pole vault and eliminated from Olympics decathlon
1992 Daryl Gates retires as Los Angeles police chief
1992 Denmark upsets German 2-0, to win European Soccer championship
1991 Emmy 18th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 12th time
1990 Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract
1988 Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)
1988 Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning
1986 Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing only a body stocking
1986 In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
1986 Robby Thompson (SF) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
1986 San Francisco Giant Robby Thompson is caught stealing record 4 times
1986 U.S. informs New Zealand it will not defend it against attack
1986 World Court rules U.S. aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
1985 1st hotel strike in New York
1985 Route 66, Chicago to Santa Monica, is decertified
1984 Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time
1984 Fire destroys a set in "A View to the Kill"
1984 France wins soccer's European Cup
1984 Late Night's 1st Tower Drop
1984 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
1983 Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Miro
1983 Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning
1983 NASA launches space vehicle S-205
1983 Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1982 "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 1,774 performances
1982 "Play Me a Country Song" opens and closes at Virginia Theater New York City
1982 STS-4 Launch (Columbia)
1982 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1981 "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes returns to #1 slot
1981 Cambodia adopts its constitution
1981 Pamela Jenks, 21, crowned 14th Miss Black America
1980 1st female state police graduates, New Jersey
1980 Dodger's Jerry Reuss' no-hits San Francisco Giants 8-0
1980 Italian plane crashes into Tyrrheense Sea, kills 81
1980 U.S. revives draft registration
1979 Muhammad Ali retires as boxing champ
1979 Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities
1978 Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m, 7:32.1
1978 Soyuz 30 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Polish) to Salyut 6 space station
1978 U.S. Seasat 1, 1st oceanographic satellite, launched into polar orbit
1977 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise
1977 Djibouti (Afars and Issas) claims Independence from France
1977 Willie McCovey smashes 2 home runs in inning for 2nd time (Apr 12, 1973)
1976 "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden New York City after 193 performances
1976 Air France Airbus hijacked in Germany to Uganda
1976 Israeli raid on Entebbe, Uganda
1976 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Invitational
1976 Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president
1974 "Flip Wilson Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1974 U.S. president Nixon visits U.S.S.R.
1973 "Live and Let Die" premieres in U.S.
1973 John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list"
1973 Uruguay suspends constitution
1971 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at Golden New York City after 31 performances
1971 26th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
1969 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
1969 Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match
1969 Police raid Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, New York, about 400 to 1,000 patrons riot against police, it lasts 3 days
1968 Ludvik Vaculik publishes "Manifest of 2000 words" in Prague
1967 Race riot in Buffalo New York (200 arrested)
1966 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premieres on ABC-TV
1966 4th Mayor's Trophy Game; Yankees beat Mets 5-2
1965 Carol Mann wins LPGA Carling Golf Open
1964 "New Phil Silvers Show," last airs on CBS-TV
1964 Jan and Dean release "Little Old Lady From Pasadena"
1963 Bill J Kramer and Dakotas record Lennon and McCartney "I Call Your Name"
1963 President Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland
1963 USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m
1963 Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m
1962 Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems, EDS
1960 British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia
1960 Chlorophyll "A" synthesized Cambridge Mass
1960 Oil pipe line from Rotterdam-Ruhrgebied opens
1959 "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 734 performances
1959 14th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
1959 Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game
1958 Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th
1958 Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) New York to London
1957 Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana and Texas
1956 Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings
1955 "Julius LaRosa Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1954 1st atomic power station opens (Obninsk, near Moscow, Russia)
1954 CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala
1953 Joseph Laniel appointed French premier
1950 "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 12 performances
1950 32nd PGA Championship: Chandler Harper at Scioto CC Columbus Ohio
1950 U.S. sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam
1950 North Koreans troop reach Seoul, United Nations asks members to aid South Korea, Truman orders Air Force and Navy into Korean conflict
1949 "Captain Video and His Video Rangers," debut on DUMONT-TV
1947 98 degrees F (36.8 degrees C) in De Bilt Netherlands
1947 WRC TV channel 4 in Washington D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting
1945 Foundation 1940-45 established
1944 Cherbourg, France liberated by Allies
1943 Elly Dammers throws Dutch record spear (41,43m)
1943 Fanny Blankers-Koen runs Dutch record 200m (24.5)
1942 FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off New York's Long Island
1942 PQ-17 convoy leaves Iceland for Archangelsk
1941 Bialystok Poland falls to Germany
1941 Nazi manifest against the Jews in Amsterdam
1940 Soviet Army attacks Romania
1940 U.S.S.R. returns to Gregorian calendar
1939 1st night game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians 5, Tigers 0)
1939 Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings
1939 Headley scores a cricket century in each innings vs. England at Lord's
1935 Danno O'Mahoney beats Jim Londos in Boston, to become wrestling champ
1934 Federal Savings and Loan Association created
1933 4th Ryder Cup: Great Britain, 6 -5 at Southport and Ainsdale, England
1931 3rd Ryder Cup: U.S., 9-3 at Scioto CC Ohio
1929 1st color TV demo, New York City
1929 President Von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WW I
1922 Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)
1917 1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service
1915 100 degrees F (38 degrees C), Fort Yukon Alaska (state record)
1915 Dutch SDAP demonstrates against conscription
1914 Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
1914 U.S. signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia
1909 23rd U.S. Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats M Barger-Wallach (60 61)
1909 Etten-Leur 1st airplane flight in Netherlands (Belgium count De Lambert)
1905 Russian sailors mutiny aboard battleship "Potemkin"
1903 9th U.S. Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 307 at Baltusrol Golf Club New Jersey
1893 Great stock crash on New York stock exchange
1890 Cecil Rhodes' colonies attack Motlousi at Matabeleland
1890 George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)
1876 1st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Philadelphia Athletics)
1876 Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as presidential candidate
1867 Bank of California opens doors
1864 Atlanta Campaign-Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia
1863 Skirmish at Fairfax (Courthouse) Virginia
1862 Battle at Garnett's/Golding's Farms, Virginia
1862 Battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia (Cold Harbor, Chickahominy Bluffs) Day 3
1847 NY and Boston linked by telegraph wires
1833 Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury Conn
1806 Buenos Aires captured by British
1778 Liberty Bell came home to Philadelphia after the British had left
1756 French fleet conquer St. Philips Castle of Minorca
1743 English defeat French at Dettingen
1697 Polish parliament selects monarch August van Saksen as king
1693 1st sea battle of Lagos: England and Holland vs France
1693 1st woman's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London)
1652 New Amsterdam (now New York City) passes 1st speed limit law in US
1580 Duke van Alva's army occupies Portugal
1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain
1524 Earl Henry III of Nassau weds Mencia de Medoza, 16-years old marquess
678 St. Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope