June 27 in Pop Culture History

June 27 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

June 27 History Highlights

  • 2007 – Tony Blair resigned as British Prime Minister, a position he had held since 1997. His Chancellor, Gordon Brown succeeded him.
  • June 27 (fiction) A small town in America held a lottery, The Lottery, Shirley Jackson, Short Story
  • June 27, **** Birthday (fictional) Dobbie, Harry Potter
  • If you were born on June 27th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… October 4th (prior year)

Helen Keller

Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia Alabama USA but lost sight hearing when she only 19 months old, most likely due to illness which may be caused by scarlet fever or meningitis. Anne Sullivan, a teacher from the Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston which Bell’s son-in-law directed; she remained with Helen Keller until her own death back October 1936 when they were both 60 years old at this stage of their life together as well as friends.

Keller learned to read and write through a series of amazing accomplishments. Shortly after being able to see for the first time, she was already learning Braille in order that her newfound literacy could be expanded into depth. She also learned to lip-read by placing her fingers on the lips and throat of the speaker while simultaneously spelling out words for her. At age 14, she enrolled in Wright-Humason School for Deaf where at only 16 years old entered Cambridge School Young Ladies who graduated from Radcliffe College cum laude with a degree in 1904.

June 27 is…

Helen Keller Day
Orange Blossom Day

June 27 Birthday Quotes

“Mystery is more important than knowledge.”
– J.J. Abrams

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
– Helen Keller

“I think the greatest way to learn is to learn by someone’s example.”
– Tobey Maguire

“The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.”
– Ross Perot

“I get up every day and work, regardless of if I have a job or not.”
– Christian Kane

June 27 Birthdays

1869 – Kate Carew, American illustrator and journalist (died in 1961)
1880 – Helen Keller, American author, academic, and activist (died in 1968)
1907 – John McIntire, American character actor (died in 1991)
1930 – Ross Perot, American businessman and politician (died in 2019)
1949 – Vera Wang, American fashion designer
1966 – J.J. Abrams, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1971 – Jo Frost, English nanny, television personality, and author
1974 – Christian Kane, American actor
1975 – Tobey Maguire, American actor
1986 – Sam Claflin, British actor
1987 – Ed Westwick, English actor
1989 – Matthew Lewis, English actor

June 27 History

1556 – The thirteen Stratford Martyrs were burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs.

1792 – Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn is coined as the first person to use the term “Canadian”, in an attempt to break up a fight between a group of English and French settlers at a polling station.

1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Mormons, and his brother Hyrum Smith were murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.

1895 – The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City, the first American passenger train to use electric locomotives.

1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe was completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.

1949 – The first sci-fi TV show, Captain Video and His Video Rangers debuted.

1954 – The Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant, the Soviet Union’s first nuclear power station, began operation in Obninsk, near Moscow.

1960 #1 Hit June 27, 1960 – July 10, 1960: Connie Francis – Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool

1964 #1 Hit June 27, 1964 – July 3, 1964: Peter and Gordon – A World Without Love

1966 – ABC’s Dark Shadows premiered.

1968 – Elvis Presley filmed his Comeback Special.

1970 #1 Hit June 27, 1970 – July 10, 1970: The Jackson 5 – The Love You Save

1976 – Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) was hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.

1985 – US Route 66 was officially removed from the United States Highway System.

1987 #1 Hit June 27, 1987 – July 10, 1987: Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)

June 27, 2014Zapped aired on The Disney Channel

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

A group of Caribou is called a Herd.

A group of Pathologists is called a Body.

M&M stands for Mars and Murrie.

“For the price of a dime, I can always turn to you” #songlyrics

The moon’s diameter is 2,159 miles, less than the distance between New York City and Las Vegas.

“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.” – Dorothy Parker

Karl Freund, cinematographer on Metropolis (1927) and Dracula (1931) also shot most of the episodes of I Love Lucy.

“They were both poisoned. I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.” – The Man in Black #moviequotes

“If you’ve wrecked one train, you’ve wrecked them all. ” -Charles Addams (via Uncle Fester)

Willard Scott was the original Ronald McDonald, in 1959.

The dye used to stamp the grade on meat is edible. It’s made from grape skins.

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