On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 2001

Historical Events

  • NBA Draft: Glynn Academy center Kwame Brown first pick by Washington Wizards


Pope John Paul II beatifies 28 Ukrainian Greek Catholics, including 27 martyrs most of whom were killed by the Soviet secret police. Beatification takes place at the service in Lviv, western Ukraine during his first visit to this country.

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon, American actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), dies of colon cancer and metastatic cancer of the bladder at 76

Person of interestTove Jansson

Tove Jansson, Finnish author and illustrator (Moomins), dies at 86

Author and Illustrator Tove Jansson
Author and Illustrator
Tove Jansson

2001 Highlights

About June 27, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer