What Happened on June 27, 2008

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Kings Of Leon, Jay-Z, and The Verve headline; other performers include Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, The Ting-Tings, Sinéad O'Connor, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Joan Baez, Jimmy Cliff, Suzanne Vega, and Crowded House

Famous Deaths

  • Leonard Pennario, American concert pianist (Rózsa's Piano Concerto with L.A. Philharmonic), dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 83
  • Michael Turner, American comic book artist (b. 1971)
  • Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshal (b. 1914)

About June 27, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Viva La Vida - Coldplay
  • UK #1 Song: Viva La Vida - Coldplay