On This Day in History for June 27 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 150 of 150

  • 1981 Pamela Jenks, 21, crowned 14th Miss Black America
  • 1982 "Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC
  • 1982 STS-4, 4th NASA Space Shuttle mission, launches
  • 1983 Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Miro
  • 1983 NASA launches space vehicle S-205
  • 1983 Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
  • 1984 Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time
  • 1984 Fire destroys a set in "A View to a Kill"
  • 1984 Late Night's 1st Tower Drop
  • 1985 First hotel strike in New York City
  • 1985 Route 66 (Chicago to Santa Monica), is decertified
  • 1986 Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing only a body stocking
  • 1986 In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
  • 1986 US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack
  • 1986 World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
  • 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
  • 1986 Babangida regime in Nigeria launches the 'Structural Adjustment Program"
  • 1987 In South Africa, the Afrikaans Protestant Church, a breakaway faction of Dutch Reformed Church, is formed
  • 1990 Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract
  • 1990 Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims
  • 1991 Emmy 18th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 12th time
  • 1992 "57 Channels (and Nothin' on)" by Bruce Springsteen peaks at #68
  • 1992 Daryl Gates retires as LA police chief

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

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1994 118°F (47.8°C) at Lakewood, New Mexico a state record
  • 1994 NY Daily News increases prices to 50 cents
  • 1995 Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v 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 & $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland
  • 1998 Opening of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.
  • 1999 ATB go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with '9pm, Till I Come'
  • 1999 The Chemical Brothers go to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Surrender', their second No.1 album

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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.

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2001 The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.
  • 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.
  • 2005 "Bad Day" single is released by Daniel Powter - 1st song to sell 2 million digital copies in US
  • 2005 AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.
  • 2005 "Bad Day" single is released by Daniel Powter
  • 2005 “Bad Day” single released by Daniel Powter (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)
  • 2007 The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

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2007 Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown

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

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
Philanthropist Melinda Gates
Philanthropist
Melinda Gates
  • 2013 Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia
  • 2016 US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law restricting abortion 5-3

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2017 Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly users

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • 2017 European Union fines Google record $2.7 billion for unfair competition practices
  • 2017 Colombia's rebel group FARC officially end armed existence after 52 years in ceremony with President Juan Manuel Santos in Mesetas
  • 2017 African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the World Food Prize
  • 2017 Petya malware cyber-attack affects organisations in more than 64 countries

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