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

  • 710
    Saracen invasion of Sardinia.
  • 939
    Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England.
  • 1275
    Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.
  • 1644
    Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.
  • 1795
    The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Madrid, which establishes the boundaries between Spanish colonies and the U.S.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    A referendum in Rhodesia rejects the country’s annexation to the South African Union.
  • 1999
    Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.
  • 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?

  • 1728
    James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (d. 1779)
  • 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)
  • 1922
    Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (d. 1998)
  • 1963
    Marla Maples, American actress and model
  • 1967
    Simone Moro, Italian mountaineer
  • 1970
    Felix Bwalya, Zambian boxer
  • 1973
    Jason Johnson, American baseball pitcher
  • 1976
    Wilson Júnior, Brazilian footballer
  • 1984
    Kostas Kapetanos, Greek footballer
  • 1987
    Andrew Bynum, American basketball player

Who died on October 27?

  • 939
    King Athelstan I of England (b. 895)
  • 1573
    Laurentius Petri, Swedish religious figure (b. 1499)
  • 1927
    Joseph “Squizzy” Taylor, Australian organized crime figure (b. 1888)
  • 1980
    John Hasbrouck van Vleck, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1980
    Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
  • 1980
    Steve Peregrin Took, British singer and songwriter (b. 1949)
  • 1992
    David Bohm, American-born British quantum physicist (b. 1917)
  • 2001
    Pradeep Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1925)
  • 2004
    Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
  • 2009
    David Shepherd, British cricket umpire (b. 1940)

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