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.
  • 1838
    Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.
  • 1954
    Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
  • 1961
    Mauritania and Mongolia join the United Nations.
  • 1991
    Turkmenistan achieves independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1994
    Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.
  • 1995
    Former Prime Minister of Italy Bettino Craxi is convicted in absentia of corruption.
  • 1995
    Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.
  • 2005
    Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.
  • 2005
    The SSETI Express micro-satellite is successfully launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1782
    Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1840)
  • 1914
    Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 1953)
  • 1924
    Ruby Dee, American actress
  • 1931
    Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian writer
  • 1933
    Floyd Cramer, American popular pianist (d. 1997)
  • 1934
    Giorgos Konstantinou, Greek actor and director
  • 1945
    John Kane, actor/writer
  • 1946
    Ivan Reitman, Czechoslovakian-born Canadian film actor, producer and director
  • 1949
    Clifford Antone, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1951
    Nancy Jacobs, American politician

Who died on October 27?

  • 1312
    John II, Duke of Brabant (b. 1275)
  • 1573
    Laurentius Petri, Swedish religious figure (b. 1499)
  • 1617
    Ralph Winwood, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1917
    Arthur Rhys Davids, British pilot (b. 1897)
  • 1990
    Jacques Demy, French film director (b. 1931)
  • 1990
    Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, daughter of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1901)
  • 1991
    George Barker, British poet (b. 1913)
  • 2002
    Tom Dowd, American recording engineer (b. 1925)
  • 2008
    Ray Ellis, American record producer and arranger (b. 1923)
  • 2008
    Roy Stewart, Jamaican-born British actor and fitness industry figure (b. 1925)

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