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What are the important events that happened on September 27? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 27 is the 271st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 95 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 14, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,474,934,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaheptacontahenagon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 123 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,376 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 27 Historical Events

  • 1908
    The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1941
    The SS Patrick Henry is launched becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.
  • 1949
    The first Plenary Session of the National People’s Congress approves the design of the Flag of the People’s Republic of China.
  • 1997
    Communications are suddenly lost with the Mars Pathfinder space probe.
  • 2002
    Timor-Leste (East Timor) joins the United Nations.

Who were born on September 27?

  • 1939
    Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
  • 1939
    Kathy Whitworth, American golfer
  • 1949
    Jahn Teigen, Norwegian singer
  • 1972
    Lhasa de Sela, American singer and songwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1976
    Matt Harding, American video game developer

Who died on September 27?

  • 1404
    William of Wykeham, English bishop (b. 1320)
  • 1886
    Charles Gordon Greene, American journalist (b. 1804)
  • 1921
    Engelbert Humperdinck, German composer (b. 1854)
  • 1974
    Silvio Frondizi, Argentine lawyer, assassinated by the Triple A(b. 1907)
  • 2009
    Ivan Dykhovichnyy, Russian film director and screenwriter (b. 1947)

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