June 1927 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Peace Bridge between US & Canada opens
  • Jun 4 Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard & 200-yard free-style
  • Jun 5 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 18 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000 m: 5:24.6

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jun 26 Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke approaches within 0.0394 AUs of Earth
  • Jun 26 The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island
  • Jun 29 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii
  • Jun 29 First test of Wallace Turnbull's controllable pitch propeller.
  • Jun 30 Augusto Cesar Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico
  • Jun 30 US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closes

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Phillip Burton, historian (Vanishing Eagles)
  • Jun 2 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, (d. 2013)
  • Jun 7 Martin Carter, Guyanese poet and political activist, born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1997)
  • Jun 8 Dame Anne Warburton, 1st British female ambassador (1976) and President of Lucy Cavendish College (Cambridge) (d. 2015)
  • Jun 8 David Hobman, director (Age Concern England)
  • Jun 8 Michael Levey, director (British National Gallery)
  • Jun 9 Norman Sisisky, (Rep-D-VA, 1983- )
  • Jun 10 Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician
  • Jun 11 Beryl Grey, prima ballerina
  • Jun 11 Marcus Fox, conservative MP/chairman (1922 Committee)
  • Jun 12 Henry Slesar, headwriter (Edge of Night), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 15 Hugo Pratt, graphic artist
  • Jun 16 Robert Matthews, master (Clare College Cambridge England)
  • Jun 17 Austin J Murphy, (Rep-D-PA, 1977- )
  • Jun 17 Lucio Fulci, Italian director "Godfather of Gore", born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Dennis Landau, CEO (Cooperative Wholesale Society)
  • Jun 18 John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher
  • Jun 24 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (Nobel 1995), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 26 Leslie Carpenter, CEO (Reed International)
  • Jun 27 Bob Keeshan, Lynbrook NY, aka Capt Kangaroo/Clarabelle (Good Morning)
  • Jun 28 Theo van Tijn, Dutch marxist/social-historian
  • Jun 28 Frank Rowland, Newport Beach, California, Nobel laureate in chemistry, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 30 Joseph R Skeen, (Rep-R-New Mexico, 1981- )

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 8 Painter Marcel Duchamp (39) weds Lydie Sarazin-Lavassor

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 12 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) weds Maria Cristina Bezzi-Scali

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (24) weds civil liberties advocate Jane Cheney

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
  • Jun 2 Eduard GHH Cuypers, architect (De Hooge Vuursche), dies at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 2 Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents, dies at 66

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • Jun 7 Voikov, Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, murdered
  • Jun 7 Edmund James Flynn, Premier of Quebec (b. 1847)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 9 Victoria Woodhull, American civil rights activist (1872 presidential candidate, woman's suffrage movement), dies at 88

Civil Rights Activist Victoria Woodhull
Civil Rights Activist
Victoria Woodhull
  • Jun 13 Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • Jun 14 Jerome K. Jerome, British author (b. 1859)