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On June the 27th
American actor, Jack Lemmon, died at the age of 75. He is best remembered for his frequent collaborations with fellow actor and comedian Walter Matthau, the most famous of which was that of the "Odd Couple".
Greek dictator, George Papadopoulos, died at the age of 79. He was the head of the military coup that took place in Greece on April 21, 1967 and lasted until 1974.
The International Court of Justice ruled against the United States in its judgement in Nicaragua v. United States. The court concluded that the United States had violated international law by supporting Contra guerrillas in their war against the Nicaraguan government and by mining Nicaragua's harbours.
An Aerolinee Itavia passenger jet crashed near Ustica, Italy, resulting in the death of 81 people.
Muhammad Ali announced his retirement from boxing.
France granted independence to Djibouti. Djibouti is a small country in eastern Africa, located in the Horn of Africa, bordering Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast.
An Air France passenger flight was hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and was redirected to Uganda. On July 1st Israeli commandos raided the Ugandan airport that the hostages were being held at and rescued the hostages. All hijackers were killed and 1 of the commandos was mortally wounded by an Ugandan troop.
American actor, Tobey Maguire, was born in Santa Monica, California. He is best known for his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the blockbuster Spider-Man film series.
The world's first ATM was installed in Enfield, London.
More than 500 people were killed by a severe hurricane in the US states of Louisiana and Texas.
French actress, Isabelle Adjani, was born in Gennevilliers. She is of German-Algerian parentage and is one of France's best known actresses.
The world's first nuclear power station opened in Obninsk, near Moscow.
American billionaire and politician, Ross Perot, was born in Texas. He is best known for having been the outsider candidate for the office of President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. In the 1992 election, he received 18.9% of the popular vote, making him the most successful Independent presidential candidate since Theodore Roosevelt in 1912.
Lithuanian-born anarchist and feminist, Emma Goldman, was born in Kaunas, Lithuania. She was one of the most prolific supporters of the anarchistic ideology and a staunch feminist.
British forces captured the city of Buenos Aires. The British were unable to hold the city though and were thereafter repulsed.
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