What Happened on June 27, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Cherbourg, France liberated by Allies

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Arthur Johnston [Benjamin Baldwin], American singer, songwriter, and record producer (The Beach Boys), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Cornelis J "Kees" Ouwens, Dutch writer/poet (Intimate Acts)
  • Patrick Sercu, Belgian 1K time trial (Olympic gold 1964)

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