What Happened on June 27, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Following the arrest of Bernadette Devlin, intense riots erupt in Derry and Belfast leading to a prolonged gun battle between Irish republicans and loyalists

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Edmonds, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Fullerton, California
  • Petra Langrová, tennis star (1995 Palermo doubles), born in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia
  • Ricardo Jordan, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Boynton Beach, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902)