On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final (it isn't)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer (52 Tuesdays), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • John Warne, American musician (Relient K; Ace Troubleshooter), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Kim Gyu-ri, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea