June 27th is also known as Pineapple Day and Sunglasses Day.
Today marks the 178th day of the year. We’re slowly getting through the year, but still have 186 days left until the end of the year.
To help you through these final days of June, let’s discover some interesting historical events, as well as celebrity births & deaths that just happened to fall on this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1994, Aerosmith allowed fans to freely download their new single “Head First” online? They were the first major-label band to do so.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about June 27th in history!
What memorable events happened on June 27 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Colombia’s militant group FARC agreed to lay down their weapons after 52 years of guerilla warfare.
Bill Gates stepped down as chairman of Microsoft Corporation.
Gates resigned to have more time to focus on his charity organization Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
NASA launched the Columbia Space Shuttle for its final test flight, STS-4.
Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center at 15:00:00 UTC, making it the first shuttle flight that took off at the exact time it was scheduled for. The flight was successful, but the shuttle’s detachable booster rockets were lost when their parachutes failed to open. Columbia landed at Edwards Air Force Base seven days later, and the Space Shuttle Program was given the go-ahead.
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48 years old
Jun 1, 1968 (Age 87)
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New York, USA
Unfortunately, June 27th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Joseph Smith was an American religious leader born on December 23, 1805. He died on this day in 1844, at age 38 in Carthage, Illinois, USA.
Jun 27, 1844 (Age 38)
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
Can you imagine how annoying life would have been before the invention of sunglasses? Take a moment today to give your sunglasses a good clean, or even buy a new fancy polarized pair; your eyes will certainly thank you later!
Pineapple is a popular exotic fruit that is enjoyed worldwide and today is officially Pineapple Day. There are so many ways to celebrate today; you could make Pińa Colada, pineapple upside-down cake, fruit salad, or even a pineapple sweet and sour curry!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The oldest “your mom” joke was discovered on a 3,500-year-old Babylonian tablet in Iraq in 1976. The tablet has since been lost, but the text remains preserved.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on this day shares the star sign of Cancer.
In astrology, Cancer’s ruling planet is the moon. Before telescopes were invented, the moon was one of 7 “planets” visible to the naked eye. Because of this, the sun and moon were both included in the definition of what a planet is.
Anyone born in June has the Alexandrite birthstone. Alexandrite was named after Alexander II of Russia. The gems red and green colors mirrored the national military colors of imperial Russia.
For those of you who were born on June 27, you were likely conceived the previous year on October 4.
A baby that is conceived on this day will be born around March 20th, 2024.