On this day: June 27

Posted: 6:13 PM EDT Jun 25, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Jun 27, 2016

Two planes complete the first mid-air refueling, the first nuclear power plant opens, Hurricane Audrey hits the Gulf Coast, Atari is founded, and U.S. Route 66 ceases to officially exist, all on this day.

OTD June 27 - Bobby Womack
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2014: R&B singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Womack dies at the age of 70 in Tarzana, California. He had been battling a variety of health issues in his latter years, including prostate cancer, colon cancer, pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease. Womack started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos and as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist, and went on to write songs such as "It's All Over Now," which became The Rolling Stones' first UK No. 1 hit. As a singer he is most notable for the hits "Lookin' For a Love," "That's The Way I Feel About Cha," "Woman's Gotta Have It," "Harry Hippie," "Across 110th Street" and his 1980s hit "If You Think You're Lonely Now."

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