On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 2008

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist Bill Gates
Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist
Bill Gates
Philanthropist Melinda Gates
Philanthropist
Melinda Gates

Music concertGlastonbury 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

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond

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)
2008 Highlights

About June 27, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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