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, 24,625,440 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 ‘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.
  • 1524
    Italian Wars: The French troops lay siege to Pavia.
  • 1682
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.
  • 1916
    Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasus V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zauditu.
  • 1948
    Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc.
  • 1954
    Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
  • 1981
    The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Turkmenistan achieves independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1995
    Former Prime Minister of Italy Bettino Craxi is convicted in absentia of corruption.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1811
    Stevens Thomson Mason, 1st Governor of Michigan (d. 1843)
  • 1838
    John Davis Long, 32nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1915)
  • 1923
    Roy Lichtenstein, American artist (d. 1997)
  • 1943
    Carmen Argenziano, American actor
  • 1943
    Jerry Rook, American basketball player
  • 1949
    Garry Tallent, American bass player (E Street Band)
  • 1972
    Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea)
  • 1983
    Martín Prado, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1987
    Guillaume Franke, French-born German rugby player
  • 1988
    Evan Turner, American basketball player

Who died on October 27?

  • 1331
    Abu al-Fida, Kurdish historian, geographer, and tribal leader (b. 1273)
  • 1605
    Emperor Jellaladin Mahommed Akbar of Mughal (b. 1542)
  • 1617
    Ralph Winwood, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1917
    Arthur Rhys Davids, British pilot (b. 1897)
  • 1968
    Lise Meitner, German physicist (b. 1878)
  • 1996
    Arthur Tremblay, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • 2004
    Lester Lanin, American bandleader (b. 1907)
  • 2006
    Jozsef Gregor, Hungarian opera singer (b. 1940)
  • 2008
    Frank Nagai, Japanese singer (b. 1932)
  • 2008
    Roy Stewart, Jamaican-born British actor and fitness industry figure (b. 1925)

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