On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 2018

Historical Events

  • Complex carbon-based molecules found by Cassini spacecraft on Saturn moon Enceladus, previously only ever found on earth and meteorites in research published in "Nature"

Election of Interest

Democrat Representative Joseph Crowley is defeated in New York Primary election by liberal challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  • French government introduces plan to bring back national service for 16 year-olds
  • Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 arrives at diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu

Historic Event

Malaysian police announce seizure of goods linked to former prime minister Najib Razak, worth $273 million, biggest in the country's history, including 567 handbags and 14 tiaras

  • President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and former Vice President Riek MacharSouth sign peace deal to end four-year civil war

Historic Event

US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces he will retire on July 31

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Jackson, American talent manager (Jackson 5), and patriarch of the Jackson family, dies of pancreatic cancer at 89
2018 Highlights

About June 27, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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