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 300th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 65 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 14, 2017 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 25,151,040 minutes 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 ‘trihectagon’ 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 115 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 1,771 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 27 Historical Events

  • 710
    Saracen invasion of Sardinia.
  • 1810
    United States annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida.
  • 1922
    A referendum in Rhodesia rejects the country’s annexation to the South African Union.
  • 1924
    The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union.
  • 1948
    Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc.
  • 1953
    British nuclear test Totem 2 is carried out at Emu Field, South Australia.
  • 1973
    The Cañon City meteorite, a 1.4 kg chondrite type meteorite, strikes in Fremont County, Colorado.
  • 1988
    Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
  • 1994
    The U.S. prison population tops 1 million for the first time in American history.
  • 2004
    Major League Baseball: The Boston Red Sox complete a four-game sweep of the 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving the team their first World Series championship since 1918.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1873
    Emily Post, American etiquette author (d. 1960)
  • 1896
    Edith Brown, survivor of the Titanic (d. 1997)
  • 1911
    Leif Erickson, American actor and singer (d. 1986)
  • 1943
    Carmen Argenziano, American actor
  • 1951
    Jayne Kennedy, American actress, model and sportscaster
  • 1951
    K.K. Downing, English guitarist (Judas Priest)
  • 1963
    Farin Urlaub, German singer and guitarist (Die Ärzte)
  • 1967
    Simone Moro, Italian mountaineer
  • 1981
    Han Hye-jin, South Korean actress
  • 1987
    Victor Genev, Bulgarian footballer

Who died on October 27?

  • 939
    King Athelstan I of England (b. 895)
  • 1617
    Ralph Winwood, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1675
    Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (b. 1602)
  • 1949
    Ginette Neveu, French violinist (b. 1919)
  • 1974
    C. P. Ramanujam, Indian mathematician (b. 1938)
  • 1980
    John Hasbrouck van Vleck, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
  • 2002
    Tom Dowd, American recording engineer (b. 1925)
  • 2003
    Stephanie Tyrell, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1949)
  • 2004
    Zdenko Runjić, Croatian composor (b. 1942)
  • 2009
    August Coppola, American academic; father of Nicolas Cage (b. 1934)

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