On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Scioto CC: American Chandler Harper wins his only major title; beats Harry Williams Jr., 4 & 3 in the final
  • South Africa heeds United Nations call to assist Korea
  • US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Peterson, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Barron County, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Milada Horakova, Czech advocate/anti fascist, hanged