On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1970

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Festival Express opens in Toronto, Canada - The Grateful Dead, The Band, Janis Joplin, Flying Burrito Bros, Buddy Guy, Great Speckled Bird, and Delaney & Bonnie & Friends cross Canada together by train, for 5 shows in 3 cities

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
  • 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 MLB baseball outfielder, 1993-2010, 4X All-Star, 8X Gold Glove (California/Anaheim Angels, St. Louis Cardinals, and 4 other teams), 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)
1970 Highlights

About June 27, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer