This Day in History on 27 June

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 27 June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1693: The first magazine for women, the Ladies Mercury, was published.

1871: A new system of currency based on the yen was introduced in Japan.

1954: The first nuclear power station was opened at Obninsk in the Soviet Union.

1988: Intrepid British mountain climbers Dave Hurst and Alan Matthews become the first blind climbers to reach the summit of mont Blanc in Switzerland, Europe’s highest mountain at 15,781 ft (4810 m).

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, an Indian dancer.

1939: R. D. Burman, an Indian music director.

1943: Ravi Batra, Indian-American economist and academic

1950: Nitin Mukesh, an Indian playback singer.

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

1964: P. T. Usha, a retired Indian track and field athlete.

1968: Sujata Mohapatra, an Indian classical dancer.

1987: India de Beaufort, English actress

1992: Karthika Nair, Indian film actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

Sam Manekshaw
Joe Jackson

1839: Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the leader of the Sikh Empire.

1996: Albert Romolo Broccoli, an American film producer.

2002: Krishan Kant, the tenth Vice President of India.

Liz Jackson
William McBridge

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)

Further Reading

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