Today in History for 27th June 2021

Historical Events

1902 – US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Newport, RI: Marion Jones wins her second US singles title; beats Elisabeth Moore 6-1, 1-0 when the defending champion is forced to retire
1939 – Brilliant West Indies batsman George Headley scores 107 to follow his 106 in the 1st innings in 1st cricket Test v England at Lord’s; England still wins by 8 wickets
1943 – Elly Dammers throws Dutch record spear (41,43m)
1969 – 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
1975 – 25th Berlin International Film Festival: “Adoption” wins the Golden Bear
1983 – Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning

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Famous Birthdays

1889 – Moroni Olsen, American actor (Annie Oakley, Black Gold, Snow White), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1954)
1908 – David Davis, British radio broadcaster (BBC Children’s Hour), born in Malvern, Worcestershire, England (d. 1996)
1912 – Audrey Christie, American actress (Splendor in the Grass, Fair Exchange), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
1931 – Ryszard Kwiatkowski, Polish composer (Polyphonic Music), born in Jaranów, Włocławek, Poland (d. 1993)
1932 – Anna Moffo, American soprano (Adventurers), born in Wayne, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
1943 – Kjersti Døvigen, Norwegian actress (Offshore), born in Oslo, Norway

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Famous Deaths

1961 – Harry Hooton, Australian poet, dies of cancer at 52
1974 – Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter, dies at 80
1986 – (Otis W.) “Joe” Maphis, American session and country music guitarist (“Dim Lights”), dies of lung cancer at 75
1986 – Zoltán Gárdonyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80
2007 – Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)
2009 – Fayette Pinkney, African American singer (The Three Degrees) (b. 1948)

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