On This Day 27 June

Important Days


Important Events

2014 – At least fourteen people are killed when a Gas Authority of India Limited pipeline explodes in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India.
2015 – A midair explosion from flammable powder at a recreational water park in Taiwan injures at least 510 people with about 183 in serious condition in intensive care.
2017 – A series of powerful cyberattacks using the Petya malware begins that swamped websites of Ukrainian organizations and counterparts with Ukrainian connections around the globe.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1838 – Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1894)


1915 – Aideu Handique, Indian actress (d. 2002)


1919 – Amala Shankar, Indian danseuse


1939 – R. D. Burman, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 1994)


1943 – Ravi Batra, Indian-American economist and academic


1962 – Sunanda Pushkar, India-born Canadian businesswoman (d. 2014)


1987 – India de Beaufort, English actress



1992 – Karthika Nair, Indian film actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

2008 – Sam Manekshaw, Indian field marshal (b. 1914)


2018 – Joe Jackson, American manager, father of Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson (b. 1928)


2018 – Liz Jackson, Australian journalist and former barrister (b. 1951)


2018 – William McBridge, Australian obstetrician (b. 1927)