Holidays Calendar for June 27, 2016

National Unity Day, also known as Day of National Reconciliation, is a public holiday in Tajikistan celebrated on June 27. It commemorates the end of the Civil War in Tajikistan that lasted for five years and officially ended on June 27, 1997.

Independence Day in Djibouti is celebrated on June 27. This public holiday commemorates the day that the Republic of Djibouti proclaimed its independence from France in 1977.

The 21st day of the Islamic month of Ramadan is the day of death of Imam Ali, the cousin and son-in-law of prophet Muhammad. This day is highly honored in Iran and it's observed as Martyrdom of Imam Ali.


On June 27, the Republic of Uzbekistan celebrates Press and Media Workers Day. This professional holiday was officially established in 1993 by President Islam Karimov. The first celebration took place in 1994.

Day of Workers of Culture and Art is an official professional holiday in Turkmenistan celebrated on June 27 each year. It was established by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in 2008, and the first celebration took place on June 27, 2009.

June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day. This day honors racial, religious and cultural backgrounds of Canada.

June 27 is Mixed Race Day in Brazil. It honors all citizens that possess multi-ethnic origins. According to the 2013 official census, above 43% Brazilians consider themselves multiracial.

Commemoration Day for the Victims of the Communist Regime (Den památky obětí komunistického režimu) is observed in the Czech Republic on June 27. This remembrance day honors all those who died under the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia.

The Department of Health and Human Service's annually organizes National HIV Testing Day in the USA. This day falls on June 27.

In Pennsylvania, June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day. Helen Keller was an American author, lecturer and political activist. She is noted for being the first deafblind person to earn a B.A. degree.

Everyday is a food holiday and June 27 is National Orange Blossom Day. Orange blossoms are not used directly as food, but they found their place in culinary dishes.

Seven Sleepers Day (Siebenschläfertag) is a feast day observed in Germany on June 27 each year. It commemorates the Christian legend about the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus.

National PTSD Awareness Day is celebrated annually on June 27. It aims to raise awareness of posttraumatic stress disorder, a mental health problem that may develop after a person has been exposed to one or more traumatic events.

Youth Day in Russia is celebrated on June 27. This holiday was established by President Boris Yeltsin in 1993. Despite its official status, Youth Day is not recognized as a public holiday.

Annually 21 days from Flag Day are Honor America Days. This observance was created with the aim that all Americans could celebrate and honor their country in an appropriate way.


This Day in History

  • 2013 NASA launched the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a solar solar observation satellite, to investigate the physical conditions of the solar limb.
  • 2010 Same-sex marriage became legal in Iceland. Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, then-Prime Minister, changed her civil union with Jónína Leósdóttir into a marriage.
  • 2008 Died: Michael Turner, American comic book artist known for his works on Fathom, Soulfire, Witchblade, Superman/Batman and various covers.
  • 2005 Died: Domino Harvey, English bounty hunter in the United States. She was notable for being one of the few women working in the field.
  • 2001 Died: Jack Lemmon, American filma and television actor and musician. He was an eight time Academy Award nominee with two wins.
  • 2001 Died: Tove Jansson, Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, illustrator and painter best known as the author of the Moomin book series.
  • 1996 Died: Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer. He is most notable as the producer of the any of the James Bond films (from 1962 to 1989).
  • 1989 Born: Matthew Lewis, English film, television and stage actor best known for his roles as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series.
  • 1987 Born: Ed Westwick, English actor, model and musician best known for his roles as Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl and Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet (2013).
  • 1984 Born: Khloé Kardashian, American television personality, model, socialite and businesswoman, member of the Kardashian family.
  • 1982 Space Shuttle Columbia launched on its final mission, STS-4. The crew consisted of Thomas K. Mattingly II and Henry W. Hartsfield, Jr.
  • 1980 Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 crashed into the Tyrrhenian Sea, killing all 81 people on board. It exploded mid-flight due to unknown reasons.
  • 1978 Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by PFLP-EO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda. Hostages were rescued by Israeli commandos a week later.
  • 1975 Born: Tobey Maguire, American actor and film producer best known for his roles in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films, Pleasantville and The Great Gatsby.
  • 1973 President of Uruguay Juan María Bordaberry dissolved Parliament, suspended the Constitution and established a dictatorship.
  • 1966 Born: J. J. Abrams, American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and composer best known for rebooting the Star Trek franchise.
  • 1941 The Iași pogrom or Jassy pogrom took place in the Romanian city of Iaşi during World War II. At least 13,266 Jews were murdered during the pogrom.
  • 1941 Born: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish film director and screenwriter best known for The Three Colors trilogy and The Double Life of Véronique.
  • 1907 Died: Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator who co-founded Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and served as its first president.
  • 1905 The crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin started a mutiny against their oppressive officers during the Russian Revolution of 1905.
  • 1899 Born: Juan Trippe, American airline entrepreneur best known as the founder of Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am.
  • 1869 Born: Hans Spemann, German embryologist who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of embryonic induction.
  • 1844 Died: Joseph Smith, American religious leader primarily remembered as the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement (Mormonism).
  • 1838 Born: Paul Mauser, German weapon designer and industrialist. He often worked together with his elder brother Wilhelm Mauser.
  • 1831 Died: Sophie Germain, French mathematician, physicist and philosopher. She was the first woman to win a prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences.
  • 1773 Died: Mentewab, Empress consort of Ethiopia and regent of Ethiopia. He was a major political figure during the reigns of her son and grandson.
  • 1743 The Battle of Dettingen was fought during the War of the Austrian Succession. It was the last time that a British monarch personally led his troops.
  • 1574 Died: Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter, architect, historian and writer best known as the author of The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.
  • 1556 Thirteen people were burned at the stake for their Protestant beliefs at Stratford-le-Bow, England. They are known as the Stratford Martyrs.
  • 1462 Born: Louis XII, King of France from 1498 until his death on January 1, 1515. He was a popular king referred to as "Father of the People".