On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1954

Historical Events

  • 1st atomic power station opens - Obninsk, near Moscow in Russia
  • CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala
  • Hungary beats Brazil, 4-2 in the "Battle of Berne" as FIFA World Cup quarter-final descends into an all-out brawl with 3 players sent-off; fighting continues in dressing rooms after final whistle

Famous Deaths

  • Francis L Casadesus, French violinist, composer and conductor, dies at 83
1954 Highlights

About June 27, 1954

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer