On This Day

Historical Events on June 27 (Part 2)

  • 2001 The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.
  • 2001 NBA Draft: Glynn Academy center Kwame Brown first pick by Washington Wizards
  • 2003 The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.
  • 2003 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Radiohead, Moby, and R.E.M. headline; other performers include David Gray, The Polyphonic Spree; Jimmy Cliff, Sigur Rós, Los Lobos, and Yes
  • 2005 "Bad Day" single is released by Daniel Powter, 1st song to sell 2 million digital copies in the US (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)

Historic Event

2005 AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.

  • 2007 The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

Election of Interest

2007 Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Historic Event

2008 Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Glastonbury Festival

2008 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

  • 2010 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: American Christie Kerr takes her second major title with a 12 stroke win over Song-Hee Kim of South Korea
  • 2013 Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia
  • 2013 NBA Draft: UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett first pick Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2014 NHL Coyotes franchise changes geographic name from "Phoenix" to "Arizona" after change of ownership
  • 2016 US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law restricting abortion 5-3

Historic Event

2017 Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly users

  • 2017 European Union fines Google record $2.7 billion for unfair competition practices

Sports History

2017 Tennis star Serena Williams poses pregnant and nude for the cover of "Vanity Fair"

  • 2017 Colombia's rebel group FARC officially end armed existence after 52 years in ceremony with President Juan Manuel Santos in Mesetas
  • 2017 African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the World Food Prize
  • 2017 Petya malware cyber-attack affects organisations in more than 64 countries

Historic Event

2018 US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces he will retire on July 31

Historic Event

2018 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

  • 2018 Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 arrives at diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu
  • 2018 French government introduces plan to bring back national service for 16 year-olds
  • 2018 President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and former Vice President Riek MacharSouth sign peace deal to end four-year civil war

Election of Interest

2018 Democrat Representative Joseph Crowley is defeated in New York Primary election by liberal challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  • 2018 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"
  • 2019 Chief Apple designer Jony Ive, designer of the iMac and the iPhone, announces he is leaving Apple after 30 years
  • 2019 US Supreme Court rules 2020 census cannot contain a question about citizenship in a 5-4 ruling
  • 2019 US Supreme Court rules the Constitution doesn't prohibit partisan gerrymandering, allowing a ruling party to redraw electoral boundaries
  • 2020 Ireland's coalition government appoints Micheál Martin as Prime Minister after four months of negotiations
  • 2020 Locust invasion labelled 'Swarmageddon' by The Times of India as it reaches Delhi
  • 2021 Women's PGA Championship, Atlanta AC: Nelly Korda beats fellow American Lizette Salas by 3 strokes to win her first major title
  • 2021 Hottest temperature ever recorded in Canada at 46.6 C (116 F) in Lytton, British Columbia (breaks record 2 days later with 49.6 C)
  • 2021 Heat dome envelops the Pacific Northwest with Portland posting highest temperature since records began of 112 F (broken the next day)
  • 2021 Boat sinks off Tunisia, drowning 43 migrants with 84 rescued by Tunisian navy [1]