June 27: Day of the Week
June 27, 2020 is the 179th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 187 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1709Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
- 1895The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
- 1899A. E. J. Collins scores 628 runs not out, the highest-ever recorded score in cricket.
- 1923Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane
- 1950The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
- 1954The 1954 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Hungary and Brazil, highly anticipated to be exciting, instead turns violent, with three players ejected and further fighting continuing after the game.
- 1974U.S. president Richard Nixon visits the Soviet Union.
- 1977France grants independence to Djibouti.
- 1980Italian Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 mysteriously explodes in mid air while in route from Bologna to Palermo, killing all 81 on board. Also known in Italy as the Ustica disaster
- 1991Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft starting the Ten-Day War.
Who were born on June 27?
- 1550King Charles IX of France (d. 1574)
- 1913Willie Mosconi, American billiards player (d. 1993)
- 1914Giorgio Almirante, Italian politician (d. 1988)
- 1924Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (d. 2003)
- 1941Bill Baxley, American politician
- 1941James P. Hogan, British science fiction author (d. 2010)
- 1943Kjersti Døvigen, Norwegian actress
- 1962Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Hong Kong actor
- 1975Sarah Evanetz, Canadian swimmer
- 1980Kevin Pietersen, English cricketer
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