What Happened on June 27


Historical Events

992 – Battle of Conquereuil won by the Count of Anjou, Fulk the Black, defeating Conan I, Count of Brittany, in western France
1915 – Dutch SDAP demonstrates against conscription
1939 – 1st night game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians 5, Tigers 0)
1962 – In South Africa, the General Law Amendment Act (Sabotage Act) No 76 commences, increasing the state president’s power to declare organisations unlawful and to add further restrictions to banning orders
1976 – “Pacific Overtures” closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 performances
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

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Famous Birthdays

1833 – Władysław Zaremba, Ukrainian pianist and composer, born in Dunajowce, Ukraine (d. 1902)
1907 – Valerie Cossart, British actress (Hartmans), born in London, England (d. 1994)
1916 – Robert Normann, Norwegian jazz guitar pioneer, accordionist, and composer, born in Borge, Østfold, Norway (d. 1998)
1951 – Mary McAleese, 8th President of Ireland (1997-2011), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
1959 – Janusz Kamiński, Polish cinematographer (Schindler’s List), born in Ziębice, Poland
1971 – Brant Boyer, American football linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Ogden, Utah

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Famous Deaths

1627 – John Hayward, English historian
1785 – Egbert de Free Temminck, Amsterdam regent, dies at 84
1985 – Jane Ross [Breslaw], American actress (Star Trek, Rocket Attack U.S.A., Wild Is My Love), dies at 53
1999 – Marion Motley, American NFL fullback (all-time leading AAFC rusher), dies at 79
2012 – Don Grady [Agrati], American actor (Robbie Douglas-My Three Sons), dies from cancer at 68
2020 – Ilija Petković, Serbian soccer midfielder (43 caps, Yugoslavia; Troyes, OFK Beograd) and manager (Serbia and Montenegro), dies from COVID-19 at 74

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