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.
  • 1644
    Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.
  • 1682
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.
  • 1806
    The French Army enters Berlin.
  • 1827
    Bellini’s third opera Il pirata is premiered at Teatro alla Scala di Milano
  • 1914
    World War I: The British super-dreadnought battleship HMS Audacious (23,400 tons), is sunk off Tory Island, north-west of Ireland, by a minefield laid by the armed German merchant-cruiser Berlin.
  • 1916
    Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasus V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zauditu.
  • 1944
    World War II: German forces capture Banská Bystrica during Slovak National Uprising thus bringing it to an end.
  • 1988
    Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
  • 1994
    Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1156
    Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (d. 1222)
  • 1728
    James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (d. 1779)
  • 1865
    Charles Spencelayh, English painter (d. 1958)
  • 1928
    Gilles Vigneault, Canadian poet, singer and songwriter
  • 1932
    Dolores Moore, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • 1937
    Lara Parker, American actress
  • 1946
    Carrie Snodgress, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1950
    Július Šupler, Slovak ice-hockey coach
  • 1951
    K.K. Downing, English guitarist (Judas Priest)
  • 1967
    Dejan Raičković, Montenegrin footballer

Who died on October 27?

  • 1962
    Rudolf Anderson, American pilot and officer (b. 1927)
  • 1980
    John Hasbrouck van Vleck, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1980
    Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
  • 1990
    Elliott Roosevelt, American author and advertising executive (b. 1910)
  • 1999
    Charlotte Perriand, French architect and designer (b. 1903)
  • 2003
    Stephanie Tyrell, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1949)
  • 2004
    Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
  • 2006
    Reko Lundán, Finnish writer (b. 1969)
  • 2007
    Satyen Kappu, Indian actor (b. 1931)
  • 2009
    August Coppola, American academic; father of Nicolas Cage (b. 1934)

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