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

  • 1524
    Italian Wars: The French troops lay siege to Pavia.
  • 1682
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.
  • 1914
    World War I: The British super-dreadnought battleship HMS Audacious (23,400 tons), is sunk off Tory Island, north-west of Ireland, by a minefield laid by the armed German merchant-cruiser Berlin.
  • 1962
    A plane carrying Enrico Mattei, post-war Italian administrator, crashes in mysterious circumstances.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.
  • 2005
    Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.
  • 2005
    The SSETI Express micro-satellite is successfully launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1744
    Mary Moser, English painter (d. 1819)
  • 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)
  • 1939
    John Cleese, British actor and writer
  • 1953
    Robert Picardo, American actor
  • 1956
    Jaq D. Hawkins, British author, occultist and lecturer
  • 1958
    Simon Le Bon, English singer (Duran Duran)
  • 1967
    Scott Weiland, American singer (Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver)
  • 1971
    Theodoros Zagorakis, Greek footballer
  • 1973
    Jason Johnson, American baseball pitcher
  • 1988
    Evan Turner, American basketball player

Who died on October 27?

  • 1573
    Laurentius Petri, Swedish religious figure (b. 1499)
  • 1674
    Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet (b. 1614)
  • 1935
    E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (b. 1897)
  • 1968
    Lise Meitner, German physicist (b. 1878)
  • 1992
    David Bohm, American-born British quantum physicist (b. 1917)
  • 1996
    Morey Amsterdam, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 2001
    Pradeep Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1925)
  • 2004
    Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
  • 2007
    Satyen Kappu, Indian actor (b. 1931)
  • 2008
    Frank Nagai, Japanese singer (b. 1932)

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