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

October 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 27 is the 301st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 65 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

When this day started, 1,477,526,400 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 ‘trihectahenagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 93 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 1,406 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 27 Historical Events

  • 1524
    Italian Wars: The French troops lay siege to Pavia.
  • 1682
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.
  • 1948
    Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc.
  • 1953
    British nuclear test Totem 2 is carried out at Emu Field, South Australia.
  • 1967
    Catholic priest Philip Berrigan and others of the Baltimore Four protest the Vietnam War by pouring blood on Selective Service records.
  • 1986
    The British government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang.
  • 1994
    Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.
  • 1994
    The U.S. prison population tops 1 million for the first time in American history.
  • 2005
    Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.
  • 2011
    The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1858
    Theodore Roosevelt, American politician, 33rd Governor of New York, 25th Vice President of the United States, 26th President of the United States, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1919)
  • 1896
    Edith Brown, survivor of the Titanic (d. 1997)
  • 1945
    John Kane, actor/writer
  • 1950
    Július Šupler, Slovak ice-hockey coach
  • 1956
    Veronica Hart, American porn actress
  • 1957
    Glenn Hoddle, English footballer
  • 1958
    Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (d. 2009)
  • 1970
    Alama Ieremia, New Zealand rugby union player
  • 1975
    Nicola Mazzucato, Italian rugby union player and coach
  • 1981
    Han Hye-jin, South Korean actress

Who died on October 27?

  • 1449
    Ulugh Beg, Persian ruler and astronomer (b. 1394)
  • 1505
    Ivan III of Russia (b. 1440)
  • 1947
    William Fay, Irish actor and theatre producer (b. 1872)
  • 1953
    Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
  • 1962
    Enrico Mattei, Italian politician (b. 1906)
  • 1975
    Rex Stout, American novelist (b. 1886)
  • 1977
    James M. Cain, American novelist (b. 1892)
  • 1980
    Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
  • 1990
    Ugo Tognazzi, Italian actor (b. 1922)
  • 1996
    Morey Amsterdam, American actor (b. 1908)

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