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

  • 1553
    Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.
  • 1644
    Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.
  • 1806
    The French Army enters Berlin.
  • 1810
    United States annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida.
  • 1961
    Mauritania and Mongolia join the United Nations.
  • 1962
    Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.
  • 1967
    Catholic priest Philip Berrigan and others of the Baltimore Four protest the Vietnam War by pouring blood on Selective Service records.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.
  • 2005
    The SSETI Express micro-satellite is successfully launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1806
    Juan Seguín, Tejano commander during Texas Revolution (d. 1890)
  • 1906
    Earle Cabell, American politician (d. 1975)
  • 1917
    Augustine Harris, British Bishop of Middlesbrough (d. 2007)
  • 1922
    Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (d. 1998)
  • 1932
    Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (d. 2007)
  • 1940
    John Gotti, American crime boss (d. 2002)
  • 1943
    Jerry Rook, American basketball player
  • 1951
    Jayne Kennedy, American actress, model and sportscaster
  • 1971
    Jade Arcade, American comics artist and writer
  • 1980
    Tanel Padar, Estonian singer

Who died on October 27?

  • 1505
    Ivan III of Russia (b. 1440)
  • 1617
    Ralph Winwood, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1942
    Helmuth Hubener, German anti-Nazi activist (b. 1925)
  • 1980
    Steve Peregrin Took, British singer and songwriter (b. 1949)
  • 1996
    Arthur Tremblay, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • 2009
    August Coppola, American academic; father of Nicolas Cage (b. 1934)
  • 2009
    David Shepherd, British cricket umpire (b. 1940)
  • 2009
    John David Carson, American actor (b. 1952)
  • 2010
    Denise Borino, American actress (b. 1964)
  • 2010
    Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician (b. 1950)

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