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, 410,424 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 ‘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

  • 939
    Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England.
  • 1644
    Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.
  • 1682
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.
  • 1795
    The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Madrid, which establishes the boundaries between Spanish colonies and the U.S.
  • 1806
    The French Army enters Berlin.
  • 1944
    World War II: German forces capture Banská Bystrica during Slovak National Uprising thus bringing it to an end.
  • 1964
    Ronald Reagan delivers a speech on behalf of Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launched his political career and came to be known as “A Time for Choosing”.
  • 1981
    The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
  • 1988
    Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
  • 1994
    The U.S. prison population tops 1 million for the first time in American history.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1806
    Juan Seguín, Tejano commander during Texas Revolution (d. 1890)
  • 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)
  • 1921
    Warren Allen Smith, American encyclopedist
  • 1950
    Fran Lebowitz, American writer
  • 1951
    Éric Morena, French singer
  • 1964
    Mark Taylor, Australian test cricket captain (1994-1999)
  • 1970
    Felix Bwalya, Zambian boxer
  • 1977
    Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1987
    Thelma Aoyama, Japanese singer
  • 1987
    Victor Genev, Bulgarian footballer

Who died on October 27?

  • 1430
    Grand Duke Vytautas the Great of Lithuania (b. 1350)
  • 1573
    Laurentius Petri, Swedish religious figure (b. 1499)
  • 1935
    E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (b. 1897)
  • 1953
    Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
  • 1980
    John Hasbrouck van Vleck, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1990
    Jacques Demy, French film director (b. 1931)
  • 2004
    Lester Lanin, American bandleader (b. 1907)
  • 2004
    Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
  • 2006
    Brad Will, American anarchist and journalist (b. 1970)
  • 2010
    Denise Borino, American actress (b. 1964)

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