On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
Rockabilly singer "Little Miss Dynamite" Brenda Lee scores a million-dollar contract with Decca Records.
Elvis Presley begins taping a television comeback special, which would reignite his career.
Joseph Ratzinger is appointed cardinal by Pope Paul VI. Ratzinger will eventually become Pope Benedict XVI.
Pro skater Tony Hawk makes X Games history by completing the first-ever "frontside 900," a full 2.5 rotations in the air with the skateboard at his feet.
BTK serial killer Dennis Rader pleads guilty to 10 counts of first-degree murder that spread across Wichita, Kansas.
Born on This Day
Born: June 27, 1975
Age: 38 years old
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
1930 | 83 years old
1872 | 33 years old
Educator, Activist, Journalist / 1880 - 1968
American educator Helen Keller overcame the adversity of being blind and deaf to become one of the 20th century's leading humanitarians, as well as co-founder of the ACLU.
Born: June 27, 1880
Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
Occupation: Educator, Activist, Journalist
1846 | 45 years old
1949 | 64 years old
Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer
Died on This Day
Died: June 27, 2001
Age: 76 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1844 | 38 years old
Women's Rights Activist, Editor, Publisher / 1838 - 1927
Victoria Woodhull was a spiritualist, activist, politician and author who was the first woman to run for the presidency of the United States.
1927 | 88 years old
Women's Rights Activist, Editor, ...
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