On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Cherbourg, France liberated by Allies

Famous Birthdays

  • Kees [Cornelis Johannes] Ouwens, Dutch writer and poet (Intimate Acts), born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Patrick Sercu, Belgian cyclist, 1K time trial (Olympic gold 1964), born in Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Milan Hod┼ża, Slovak politician (b. 1878)
  • Vera Menchik, Russian 1st official women's world chess champion (1927), dies in a London air raid at 38
  • Werner Wehrli, composer, dies at 52