June 27 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Day of Turkmen Workers of Culture and Art
Turkmenistan Public Holiday
Independence Day
Djibouti Public Holiday
Day of National Unity
Tajikistan Public Holiday

Historical Events on June 27

  • 1760: At the Battle of Echoee during the Anglo-Cherokee War, British forces are defeated by Cherokee warriors near what is now Otto, North Carolina.
  • 1806: British forces seize Buenos Aires during the 1st British invasions of the River Plate.
  • 1844: Founder of the Latter Day Saint Movement, Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum are killed by a mob that assembled at a jail in Carthage, Illinois.
  • 1864: At the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain during the American Civil War, Union forces are defeated by Confederate forces.
  • 1941: The city of Bialystok is captured by German forces during Operation Barbarossa.
  • 1950: The U.S decides that troops will be sent to Korea to fight in the Korean War.
  • 1952: Uncultivated land is redistributed under Guatemala Decree 900.
  • 1957: Over four hundred people are killed when Hurricane Audrey hits the Texas Louisiana border.
  • 1974: United States President Richard Nixon visits the U.S.S.R.
  • 1981: The blame for Cultural Revolution is placed on Mao Zedong by the Central Committee of the Communist Party.
  • 1982: On its final research flight mission, the Space Shuttle Columbia is launched from Kennedy Space Center.
  • 1988: Over 50 people are killed during the Gare de Lyon rail accident in the city of Paris, France.
  • 1994: Sarin gas is released in Matsumoto, Japan by the Aum Shinrikyo Cult. Over 660 people are injured and 7 people are killed.
  • 2007: After 10 years of service, Tony Blair resigns as Prime Minister of the U.K.

Famous Birthdays on June 27

  • American poet, author and playwright, Paul Laurence Dunbar is born in 1872.
  • American activists and author, Helen Keller is born in 1880.
  • American actress and director, Antoinette Perry is born in 1888.
  • American actor John McIntire is born in 1907.
  • English nanny and author, Jo Frost is born in 1971.
  • American actor Tobey Maguire is born in 1975.