On This Day In History, 27 June

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World Events Today

  • The Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union, the world’s first nuclear power station to generate electricity for a power grid, started operating today in 1954
  • Following Slovenia’s declaration of independence from Yugoslavia two days earlier, the Ten-Day War between the two countries started today in 1991
  • Gordon Brown, succeeded Tony Blair, as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom today in 2007

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Battle of Berne occurred today in 1954, during a World Cup Quarter Final football match between Hungary and Brazil, 3 players were sent off and fighting continued in the dressing rooms when the match was over
  • Live and Let Die, the 8th James Bond movie, starring Roger Moore for the 1st time, was released in the United States today in 1973
  • The American boxer Mike Tyson beat fellow American Michael Spinks today in 1988, to win the Heavyweight championship, he knocked him out in just 91 seconds

Family Events Today

  • The American actor Tobey Maguire, best known for his role as Peter Parker in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, was born today in 1975 in Santa Monica
  • The American socialite and model Khloé Kardashian, who starred in her own family’s reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, was born today in 1984 in Los Angeles
  • John Uhler Lemmon III, better known as the American actor Jack Lemmon, who starred in over 60 movies, including Mister Roberts and Some Like It Hot, died today in 2001 aged 76

Main Event Today

  • The world’s first automated teller machine, ATM, was put into use today in 1967, it was in a Barclays Bank branch in Enfield, London

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Sunglasses Day

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