June 27 in Pop Culture History

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1556 – The thirteen Stratford Martyrs were burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs.

1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Mormons, and his brother Hyrum Smith, were murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.

1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe was completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.

1949 – The first sci-fi TV show, Captain Video and His Video Rangers debuted.

1960 #1 Hit June 27, 1960 – July 10, 1960: Connie FrancisEverybody’s Somebody’s Fool

1964 #1 Hit June 27, 1964 – July 3, 1964: Peter and GordonA World Without Love

1966 – ABC’s Dark Shadows premiered.

1968 – Elvis Presley filmed his Comeback Special.

1970 #1 Hit June 27, 1970 – July 10, 1970: The Jackson 5The Love You Save

1976 – Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) was hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.

1985 – US Route 66 was officially removed from the United States Highway System.

1986 – Labyrinth and Running Scared were released in theaters

1987 #1 Hit June 27, 1987 – July 10, 1987: Whitney HoustonI Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)

1997 – Face/Off debuted in theaters

2003 – Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and 28 Days Later were released in theaters

2007 – Live Free or Die Hard debuted in theaters

2008 – WALL-E was released in theaters

2014 – Transformers: Age of Extinction debuted in theaters

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