On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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"
  • Democrat Representative Joseph Crowley is defeated in New York Primary election by liberal challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • French government intoduces plan to bring back national service for 16 year-olds
  • Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 arrives at diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Najib Razak
  • President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and former Vice President Riek MacharSouth sign peace deal to end four-year civil war
  • US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces he will retire 31st July

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Jackson, American talent manager and patriarch of the Jackson family, dies at 89