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

  • 1275
    Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.
  • 1524
    Italian Wars: The French troops lay siege to Pavia.
  • 1553
    Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.
  • 1827
    Bellini’s third opera Il pirata is premiered at Teatro alla Scala di Milano
  • 1948
    Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc.
  • 1964
    Ronald Reagan delivers a speech on behalf of Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launched his political career and came to be known as “A Time for Choosing”.
  • 1988
    Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
  • 1991
    Turkmenistan achieves independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1999
    Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.
  • 2005
    Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1806
    Juan Seguín, Tejano commander during Texas Revolution (d. 1890)
  • 1885
    Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter (d. 1948)
  • 1911
    Leif Erickson, American actor and singer (d. 1986)
  • 1932
    Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (d. 2007)
  • 1951
    Carlos Frenk, Mexican/British cosmologist
  • 1952
    Francis Fukuyama, American philosopher
  • 1972
    Evan Coyne Maloney, American filmmaker
  • 1975
    Nicola Mazzucato, Italian rugby union player and coach
  • 1987
    Andrew Bynum, American basketball player
  • 1990
    Dimitrios Gkourtsas, Greek footballer

Who died on October 27?

  • 1312
    John II, Duke of Brabant (b. 1275)
  • 1449
    Ulugh Beg, Persian ruler and astronomer (b. 1394)
  • 1927
    Joseph “Squizzy” Taylor, Australian organized crime figure (b. 1888)
  • 1947
    William Fay, Irish actor and theatre producer (b. 1872)
  • 1977
    James M. Cain, American novelist (b. 1892)
  • 1990
    Jacques Demy, French film director (b. 1931)
  • 1996
    Morey Amsterdam, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 2002
    Tom Dowd, American recording engineer (b. 1925)
  • 2006
    Jozsef Gregor, Hungarian opera singer (b. 1940)
  • 2009
    John David Carson, American actor (b. 1952)

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