What Happened on June 27, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 8th Berlin International Film Festival: "Wild Strawberries" wins Golden Bear
  • Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th
  • Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) NY to London

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American singer and songwriter (The Gun Club), born in Montebello, California (d. 1996)
  • Lisa Germano, American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Geek the Girl), born in Mishawaka, Indiana
  • Magnus Lindberg, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Robert Newman, American actor (Joshua Lewis-Guiding Light), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Greig, Australian actor (Sullivan's Travels, Horse Feathers), dies at 78