What Happened on June 27, 1970

Historical Events

Music History

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

  • 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
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902)

About June 27, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Love You Save/I Found That Girl - Jackson 5
  • UK #1 Song: In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry