On This Day

On This Day in History for June 27 (Part 2)

Events in History


MurderAssassination Attempt

1981 Ali Khamenei narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by the Mujaheddin-e Khalq, when a bomb concealed in a tape recorder, explodes on a desk in front of him

2nd Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Hosseini Khamenei
2nd Supreme Leader of Iran
Ali Hosseini Khamenei
  • 1982 "Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC
  • 1982 STS-4, 4th NASA Space Shuttle mission, launches
  • 1983 Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Miro
  • 1983 NASA launches space vehicle S-205
  • 1983 Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
  • 1984 Fire destroys a set in "A View to a Kill"
  • 1984 Late Night's 1st Tower Drop
  • 1985 First hotel strike in New York City
  • 1985 Route 66 (Chicago to Santa Monica), is decertified
  • 1986 In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
  • 1986 US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack
  • 1986 World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
  • 1986 South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Ibrahim Babangida's regime in Nigeria launches the 'Structural Adjustment Program" to restructure the Nigerian economy via deregulation and privatization with the support of the IMF and the World Bank

General and President of Nigeria Ibrahim Babangida
General and President of Nigeria
Ibrahim Babangida
  • 1987 In South Africa, the Afrikaans Protestant Church, a breakaway faction of Dutch Reformed Church, is formed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims

Novelist Salman Rushdie
Novelist
Salman Rushdie
  • 1992 Daryl Gates retires as LA police chief

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1994 118°F (47.8°C) at Lakewood, New Mexico a state record
  • 1994 NY Daily News increases prices to 50 cents
  • 1995 Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest)
  • 1995 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), launches
  • 1995 Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days & $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland
  • 1998 Opening of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.
  • 1999 ATB go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with '9pm, Till I Come'
  • 1999 The Chemical Brothers go #1 on the UK album chart with 'Surrender', their second #1 album

BeatificationBeatification

2001 Pope John Paul II beatifies 28 Ukrainian Greek Catholics, including 27 martyrs most of whom were killed by the Soviet secret police. Beatification takes place at the service in Lviv, western Ukraine during his first visit to this country.

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2001 The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 2007 The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2007 Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2008 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
  • 2013 Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia
  • 2016 US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law restricting abortion 5-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly users

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • 2017 European Union fines Google record $2.7 billion for unfair competition practices
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

106th US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
106th US Supreme Court Justice
Anthony Kennedy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Najib Razak
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

US Congresswoman and Activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
US Congresswoman and Activist
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 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]

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