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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, 409,704 hours 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

  • 1605
    The armies of Sweden are defeated by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
  • 1944
    The Kassel Mission results in the largest loss by a USAAF group on any mission in World War II.
  • 1962
    The Yemen Arab Republic is established.
  • 1968
    The stage musical Hair opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where it played 1,998 performances until its closure was forced by the roof collapsing in July 1973.
  • 1996
    In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.

Who were born on September 27?

  • 1729
    Michael Denis, Austrian poet (d. 1800)
  • 1916
    S. Yizhar, Israeli author (d. 2006)
  • 1924
    Fred Singer, American scientist
  • 1968
    Patrick Muldoon, American actor
  • 1981
    Cytherea, American adult actress

Who died on September 27?

  • 1404
    William of Wykeham, English bishop (b. 1320)
  • 1557
    Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)
  • 1833
    Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1772)
  • 1979
    Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish guitarist (b. 1953)
  • 2009
    Ivan Dykhovichnyy, Russian film director and screenwriter (b. 1947)

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