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Wednesday 27 June 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Helen Keller Day (United States)
  • National HIV Testing Day (United States)
  • National PTSD Awareness Day (United States)

Events

  • 1954 – The Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant, the Soviet Union's first nuclear power station, opens in Obninsk, near Moscow.
  • 1950 – The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
  • 1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
  • 1895 – The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
  • 1864 – Confederate forces defeat Union forces during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War.
  • 1806 – British forces take Buenos Aires during the first British invasions of the River Plate.
  • 1358 – The Republic of Ragusa is founded.

Births

  • 1996 – Lauren Jauregui, Cuban-American singer
  • 1988 – Kate Ziegler, American swimmer
  • 1986 – Bryan Fletcher, American skier
  • 1986 – Drake Bell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1984 – Khloé Kardashian, American model, businesswoman, and radio host
  • 1983 – Jim Johnson, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Craig Terrill, American football player
  • 1980 – Jennifer Goodridge, American keyboard player
  • 1976 – Johnny Estrada, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Leigh Nash, American singer-songwriter
  • 1975 – Ace Darling, American wrestler
  • 1975 – Bianca Del Rio, American drag queen & comedian
  • 1975 – Daryle Ward, American baseball player
  • 1975 – Tobey Maguire, American actor
  • 1974 – Christian Kane, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1974 – Christopher O'Neill, English-American businessman
  • 1973 – George Hincapie, American cyclist
  • 1970 – Jim Edmonds, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1968 – Kelly Ayotte, American lawyer and politician, New Hampshire Attorney General
  • 1966 – J.J. Abrams, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Jeff Conine, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Chuck Person, American basketball player and coach
  • 1963 – Johnny Benson, Jr., American race car driver
  • 1960 – Craig Hodges, American basketball player and coach
  • 1959 – Dan Jurgens, American author and illustrator
  • 1959 – Lorrie Morgan, American singer
  • 1958 – Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)
  • 1958 – Lisa Germano, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1953 – Alice McDermott, American novelist
  • 1951 – Julia Duffy, American actress
  • 1949 – Vera Wang, American fashion designer
  • 1948 – Camile Baudoin, American guitarist
  • 1945 – Joey Covington, American drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1945 – Norma Kamali, American fashion designer
  • 1944 – Angela King, English environmentalist and author, co-founded Common Ground
  • 1943 – Ravi Batra, Indian-American economist and academic
  • 1942 – Bruce Johnston, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1942 – Danny Schechter, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1941 – Bill Baxley, American lawyer and politician, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
  • 1938 – Bruce Babbitt, American lawyer and politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • 1937 – Joseph P. Allen, American physicist and astronaut
  • 1937 – Kirkpatrick Sale, American author and scholar
  • 1936 – Lucille Clifton, American author and poet (d. 2010)
  • 1932 – Anna Moffo, American operatic soprano (d. 2006)
  • 1932 – Eddie Kasko, American baseball player and manager
  • 1931 – Charles Bronfman, Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist
  • 1930 – Ross Perot, American businessman and politician
  • 1929 – Dick the Bruiser, American football player and wrestler (d. 1991)
  • 1929 – Peter Maas, American journalist and author (d. 2001)
  • 1928 – James Lincoln Collier, American journalist and author
  • 1928 – Rudy Perpich, American dentist and politician, 34th Governor of Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • 1927 – Bob Keeshan, American actor and producer (d. 2004)
  • 1925 – Doc Pomus, American singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1925 – Leonard Lerman, American geneticist and biologist (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Elmo Hope, American pianist and composer (d. 1967)
  • 1922 – George Walker, American composer
  • 1918 – Adolph Kiefer, American swimmer (d. 2017)
  • 1915 – Grace Lee Boggs, American philosopher, author, and activist (d. 2015)
  • 1915 – John Alexander Moore, American zoologist and academic (d. 2002)
  • 1914 – Robert Aickman, English author and activist, co-founded the Inland Waterways Association (d. 1981)
  • 1913 – Elton Britt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1972)
  • 1913 – Philip Guston, American painter and academic (d. 1980)
  • 1913 – Willie Mosconi, American pool player (d. 1993)
  • 1911 – Marion M. Magruder, American Marine officer, commander of the VMF(N)-533 squadron. (d. 1997)
  • 1907 – John McIntire, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1906 – Vernon Watkins, Welsh-American poet and painter (d. 1967)
  • 1901 – Merle Tuve, American geophysicist and academic (d. 1982)
  • 1899 – Juan Trippe, American businessman, founded Pan American World Airways (d. 1981)
  • 1888 – Antoinette Perry, American actress and director (d. 1946)
  • 1880 – Helen Keller, American author, academic, and activist (d. 1968)
  • 1872 – Heber Doust Curtis, American astronomer (d. 1942)
  • 1872 – Paul Laurence Dunbar, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1906)
  • 1870 – Frank Rattray Lillie, American zoologist and embryologist (d. 1947)
  • 1869 – Kate Carew, American illustrator and journalist (d. 1961)
  • 1862 – May Irwin, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1938)
  • 1838 – Paul Mauser, German weapon designer, designed the Gewehr 98 (d. 1914)
  • 1696 – William Pepperrell, American merchant and soldier (d. 1759)

Deaths

  • 2014 – Allen Grossman, American poet, critic, and academic (b. 1932)
  • 2013 – Bill Robertson, American businessman and politician (b. 1938)
  • 2010 – Corey Allen, American film and television actor, writer, director, and producer (b. 1934)
  • 2009 – Gale Storm, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2005 – John T. Walton, American businessman, co-founded the Children's Scholarship Fund (b. 1946)
  • 2005 – Shelby Foote, American historian and author (b. 1917)
  • 2004 – Darrell Russell, American race car driver (b. 1968)
  • 2004 – George Patton IV, American general (b. 1923)
  • 2003 – David Newman, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2002 – Robert L. J. Long, American admiral (b. 1920)
  • 2001 – Jack Lemmon, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 1996 – Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (b. 1909)
  • 1991 – Milton Subotsky, American-English screenwriter and producer (b. 1921)
  • 1970 – Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler and scholar (b. 1902)
  • 1952 – Max Dehn, German-American mathematician and academic (b. 1878)
  • 1946 – Wanda Gág, American author and illustrator (b. 1893)
  • 1935 – Eugene Augustin Lauste, French-American inventor (b. 1857)
  • 1919 – Peter Sturholdt, American boxer (b. 1885)
  • 1907 – Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator, co-founded Radcliffe College (b. 1822)
  • 1878 – Sidney Breese, American jurist and politician (b. 1800)
  • 1844 – Hyrum Smith, American religious leader (b. 1800)
  • 1844 – Joseph Smith, American religious leader, founded the Latter Day Saint movement (b. 1805)
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