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, 419,184 hours 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

  • 312
    Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.
  • 710
    Saracen invasion of Sardinia.
  • 1275
    Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.
  • 1827
    Bellini’s third opera Il pirata is premiered at Teatro alla Scala di Milano
  • 1904
    The first underground New York City Subway line opens; the system becomes the biggest in United States, and one of the biggest in world.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.
  • 1981
    The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
  • 1999
    Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1925
    Warren Christopher, American diplomat and 63rd United States Secretary of State (d. 2011)
  • 1932
    Dolores Moore, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • 1935
    Frank Adonis, American actor
  • 1945
    Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, 35th President of Brazil
  • 1950
    Fran Lebowitz, American writer
  • 1950
    Július Šupler, Slovak ice-hockey coach
  • 1970
    Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1983
    Brent Clevlen, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Emilie Ullerup, Danish actress
  • 1986
    Matty Pattison, English footballer

Who died on October 27?

  • 1505
    Ivan III of Russia (b. 1440)
  • 1935
    E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (b. 1897)
  • 1975
    Rex Stout, American novelist (b. 1886)
  • 1980
    Steve Peregrin Took, British singer and songwriter (b. 1949)
  • 1990
    Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, daughter of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1901)
  • 2004
    Zdenko Runjić, Croatian composor (b. 1942)
  • 2006
    Marlin McKeever, American football player (b. 1940)
  • 2007
    Satyen Kappu, Indian actor (b. 1931)
  • 2010
    Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician (b. 1950)
  • 2011
    James Hillman, founder of Archetypal Psychology (b. 1926)

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