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, 1,509,062,400 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 ‘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

  • 1524
    Italian Wars: The French troops lay siege to Pavia.
  • 1644
    Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.
  • 1958
    Iskander Mirza, the first President of Pakistan, is deposed in a bloodless coup d'état by General Ayub Khan, who had been appointed the enforcer of martial law by Mirza 20 days earlier.
  • 1961
    Mauritania and Mongolia join the United Nations.
  • 1967
    Catholic priest Philip Berrigan and others of the Baltimore Four protest the Vietnam War by pouring blood on Selective Service records.
  • 1971
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire.
  • 1973
    The Cañon City meteorite, a 1.4 kg chondrite type meteorite, strikes in Fremont County, Colorado.
  • 1981
    The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
  • 1994
    The U.S. prison population tops 1 million for the first time in American history.
  • 2011
    The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1156
    Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (d. 1222)
  • 1914
    Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 1953)
  • 1932
    Sylvia Plath, American poet (d. 1963)
  • 1952
    Topi Sorsakoski, Finnish singer
  • 1958
    Simon Le Bon, English singer (Duran Duran)
  • 1967
    Simone Moro, Italian mountaineer
  • 1972
    Lee Clark, English footballer
  • 1981
    Volkan Demirel, Turkish footballer
  • 1984
    Bam Doyne, American basketball player
  • 1986
    Jon Niese, American baseball player

Who died on October 27?

  • 1617
    Ralph Winwood, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1935
    E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (b. 1897)
  • 1977
    James M. Cain, American novelist (b. 1892)
  • 2003
    Rod Roddy, American television announcer (b. 1937)
  • 2003
    Stephanie Tyrell, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1949)
  • 2004
    Lester Lanin, American bandleader (b. 1907)
  • 2004
    Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
  • 2008
    Chris Bryant, British screenwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2010
    James Wall, American actor and stage manager (b. 1917)
  • 2011
    James Hillman, founder of Archetypal Psychology (b. 1926)

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