What Happened on June 27, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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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.

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  • The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.

Famous Deaths

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

  • Tove Jansson, Finnish author (b. 1914)