On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1970

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)
1970 Highlights

About June 27, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer