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, 24,625,440 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 ‘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

  • 1553
    Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.
  • 1806
    The French Army enters Berlin.
  • 1838
    Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.
  • 1961
    Mauritania and Mongolia join the United Nations.
  • 1961
    NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
  • 1962
    A plane carrying Enrico Mattei, post-war Italian administrator, crashes in mysterious circumstances.
  • 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”.
  • 1967
    Catholic priest Philip Berrigan and others of the Baltimore Four protest the Vietnam War by pouring blood on Selective Service records.
  • 1991
    Turkmenistan achieves independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 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?

  • 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)
  • 1869
    Viola Allen, actress (d. 1948)
  • 1917
    Augustine Harris, British Bishop of Middlesbrough (d. 2007)
  • 1946
    Ivan Reitman, Czechoslovakian-born Canadian film actor, producer and director
  • 1964
    Mark Taylor, Australian test cricket captain (1994-1999)
  • 1969
    Peter O'Meara, Irish actor
  • 1970
    Felix Bwalya, Zambian boxer
  • 1976
    Wilson Júnior, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982
    Takashi Tsukamoto, Japanese actor
  • 1984
    Bam Doyne, American basketball player

Who died on October 27?

  • 939
    King Athelstan I of England (b. 895)
  • 1439
    Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1397)
  • 1968
    Lise Meitner, German physicist (b. 1878)
  • 1975
    Rex Stout, American novelist (b. 1886)
  • 1990
    Elliott Roosevelt, American author and advertising executive (b. 1910)
  • 1990
    Ugo Tognazzi, Italian actor (b. 1922)
  • 1999
    Robert Mills, American physicist (b. 1927)
  • 2008
    Chris Bryant, British screenwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2008
    Ray Ellis, American record producer and arranger (b. 1923)
  • 2009
    David Shepherd, British cricket umpire (b. 1940)

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