On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st atomic power station opens - Obninsk, near Moscow in Russia
  • CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala
  • The so-called "Battle of Berne" occurs during the FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and Hungary as the game descends into an all-out brawl

Famous Deaths

  • Francis L Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 83