On This Day

June 1927 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Peace Bridge between US and Canada opens

Historic Event

Jun 11 Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Jun 13 Ticker-tape parade welcomes Charles A Lindbergh to NYC
  • Jun 26 Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke approaches within 0.0394 AUs of Earth
  • Jun 26 The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island
  • Jun 29 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii
  • Jun 29 First test of Wallace Turnbull's controllable pitch propeller.
  • Jun 30 Nicaraguan revolutionary Augusto César Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico
  • Jun 30 US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closes

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Phillip Burton, historian (Vanishing Eagles)
  • Jun 7 Martin Carter, Guyanese poet and political activist, born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1997)
  • Jun 8 Dame Anne Warburton, 1st British female ambassador (1976) and President of Lucy Cavendish College (Cambridge) (d. 2015)
  • Jun 8 Michael Levey, English art historian and director (British National Gallery), born in Wimbledon, London (d. 2008)
  • Jun 9 Norman Sisisky, American politician (Rep-D-VA, 1983-2001), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2001)
  • Jun 10 Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician
  • Jun 10 Eugene Parker, American solar astrophysicist (Parker Space Probe named after him)
  • Jun 11 Marcus Fox, British Conservative Party MP and chairman (1922 Committee), born in Batley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2002)
  • Jun 12 Henry Slesar, American writer and playwright (The Edge of Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jun 15 Hugo Pratt, Italian graphic artist, born in Rimini, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Jun 16 Robert Matthews, master (Clare College Cambridge England)
  • Jun 17 Austin Murphy, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in North Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 17 Lucio Fulci, Italian director "Godfather of Gore", born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 John Phillipps Kenyon, English historian, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1996)
  • Jun 19 Luciano Benjamín Menéndez, Argentine general, Commander of the Third Army Corps (1975-79), and convicted human rights violator and murderer, born in San Martín, Buenos Aires (d. 2018)
  • Jun 24 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (Nobel 1995), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 26 Leslie Carpenter, British publishing executive and CEO (Reed International)
  • Jun 27 David Hobman, English human right activist and director (Age Concern England) (d. 2003)
  • Jun 28 Theo van Tijn, Dutch marxist/social-historian
  • Jun 28 F. Sherwood Rowland, American Nobel laureate in chemistry 1995, born in Delaware, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • Jun 30 Joe Skeen, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Mexico), born in Roswell, New Mexico (d. 2003)

Weddings in History

Guglielmo Marconi

Jun 12 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) weds Maria Cristina Bezzi-Scali

Benjamin Spock

Jun 25 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (24) weds civil liberties advocate Jane Cheney


Deaths in History

Lizzie Borden

Jun 1 Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents, dies of pneumonia at 66

  • Jun 1 J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
  • Jun 2 Eduard Cuypers, Dutch architect (De Hooge Vuursche), dies at 67
  • Jun 7 Voikov, Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, murdered
  • Jun 7 Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Quebec), dies at 79

Victoria Woodhull

Jun 9 Victoria Woodhull, American civil rights activist (1872 presidential candidate, woman's suffrage movement), dies at 88

  • Jun 13 Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • Jun 14 Jerome K. Jerome, English writer (The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow), dies at 68