Daily Calendar for Friday, June 27, 2025


  • James Smithson (English chemist died willing $550,000 to the US for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men) –
  • Joseph Smith (religious leader; organized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) –
  • Jack Lemmon (actor) –
  • John Entwistle (musician) –
  • Shelby Foote (Civil War historian and novelist) –
  • Don Grady (actor) –
  • Michael Bond (children’s writer) –


  • Mildred J. Hill (composer of song Happy Birthday to Youβ€β€œ) –
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar (American poet) –
  • Helen Keller (author, lecturer) –
  • Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo) –
  • Ross Perot (businessman) –
  • Vera Wang (designer) –
  • J. J. Abrams (television writer & producer) –
  • Tobey Maguire (actor) –
  • Drake Bell (actor) –
  • Madylin Sweeten (actress) –


  • First traffic law in U.S. passed, New Amsterdam (N.Y.C.)–
  • Liberty Bell returned from Allentown to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–
  • First flight of XB-19 bomber–
  • First state law requiring that cars be equipped with seat belts passed in Illinois–
  • Chlorophyll-A first synthesized, Cambridge, Massachusetts–
  • Joseph Walker flew X-15 at Mach 5.92 (4,104 mph)–
  • Kmart trademark registered–
  • Entertainment duo Sonny and Cher called it quits as husband and wife (divorce final this day)–
  • Muhammad Ali announced his retirement from boxing–
  • Bill passed making O Canada national anthem of Canada–


  • It rained fish at Tiller’s Ferry, South Carolina, after a heavy shower–
  • Fort Yukon, Alaska, reached 100 degrees F–
  • Hurricane Audrey smashed ashore at Cameron Parish, Louisiana, 390 drowned in storm tide–

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