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

  • 312
    Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.
  • 939
    Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England.
  • 1524
    Italian Wars: The French troops lay siege to Pavia.
  • 1553
    Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.
  • 1930
    ratifications exchanged in London, for the first London Naval Treaty signed in April modifying the 1925 Washington Naval Treaty and the arms limitation treaty’s modified provisions go into effect immediately; further limiting the expensive naval arms race between its five signatories.
  • 1986
    The British government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang.
  • 1992
    United States Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is brutally murdered by shipmate Terry M. Helvey for being gay, precipitating first military, then national, debate about gays in the military that resulted in the United States “Don't ask, don't tell” military policy.
  • 1995
    Former Prime Minister of Italy Bettino Craxi is convicted in absentia of corruption.
  • 1997
    October 27, 1997 mini-crash: Stock markets around the world crash because of fears of a global economic meltdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 554.26 points to 7,161.15.
  • 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?

  • 1744
    Mary Moser, English painter (d. 1819)
  • 1865
    Charles Spencelayh, English painter (d. 1958)
  • 1908
    Lee Krasner, American painter (d. 1984)
  • 1922
    Ralph Kiner, American baseball player
  • 1926
    H.R. Haldeman, American political aide and 4th White House Chief of Staff (d. 1993)
  • 1931
    Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian writer
  • 1953
    Robert Picardo, American actor
  • 1972
    Elissa, Lebanese singer
  • 1972
    Maria de Lurdes Mutola, Mozambican athlete
  • 1982
    Dennis Moran, American computer hacker

Who died on October 27?

  • 1312
    John II, Duke of Brabant (b. 1275)
  • 1331
    Abu al-Fida, Kurdish historian, geographer, and tribal leader (b. 1273)
  • 1670
    Vavasor Powell, Welsh religious figure (b. 1617)
  • 1674
    Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet (b. 1614)
  • 1675
    Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (b. 1602)
  • 1974
    C. P. Ramanujam, Indian mathematician (b. 1938)
  • 1996
    Morey Amsterdam, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 2000
    Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • 2004
    Lester Lanin, American bandleader (b. 1907)
  • 2007
    Satyen Kappu, Indian actor (b. 1931)

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