What happened this day in history January 27

What are the important events that happened on January 27? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 27 is the 27th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 338 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 14, 2023 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,912,960 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 ‘icosiheptagon’ day.

Lovelife today Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 379 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 3,689 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

My Famous Birthday Ninja Do people and celebrities interest you? Discover all the January 27 famous birthdays who share your special day. Learn some fun facts about your birthday! (Sponsored link)

January 27 Historical Events

  • 661
    The Rashidun Caliphate ends with death of Ali.
  • 1606
    Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31.
  • 1868
    Boshin War: The Battle of Toba-Fushimi between forces of the Tokugawa shogunate and pro-Imperial factions begins, which will end in defeat for the shogunate, and is a pivotal point in the Meiji Restoration.
  • 1909
    The Young Left is founded in Norway.
  • 1944
    World War II: The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
  • 1951
    Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a one-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat.
  • 1952
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 1961
    Soviet submarine S-80 sinks with all hands lost.
  • 1984
    Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium.
  • 1993
    American-born sumo wrestler Akebono Tarō becomes the first foreigner to be promoted to the sport’s highest rank of yokozuna.

Who were born on January 27?

  • 1443
    Albert, Duke of Saxony (d. 1500)
  • 1875
    Elizabeth Israel, Purported world’s oldest person (d. 2003)
  • 1885
    Maeda Seison, Japanese painter (d. 1977)
  • 1903
    John Carew Eccles, Australian neuropsychologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1924
    Sabu Dastagir, Indian actor (d. 1963)
  • 1937
    John Ogdon, English pianist (d. 1989)
  • 1949
    Ethan Mordden, American author
  • 1960
    Bernd Stieler, German footballer
  • 1968
    Patrick Blondeau, French footballer
  • 1979
    Rosamund Pike, British actress

Who died on January 27?

  • 1540
    Saint Angela Merici, Italian religious leader and saint (b. 1474)
  • 1595
    Sir Francis Drake, English explorer (b. c.1540)
  • 1860
    János Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1802)
  • 1974
    Georgios Grivas, Cyprus-born general in the Greek Army (b. 1898)
  • 1983
    Louis de Funès, French actor (b. 1914)
  • 2003
    Louis Archambault, Canadian sculptor (b. 1915)
  • 2007
    Tige Andrews, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2007
    Yang Chuan-kwang, Taiwanese athlete (b. 1933)
  • 2008
    Louie Welch, mayor of Houston (b. 1918)
  • 2010
    Zelda Rubinstein, American actress (b. 1933)

Coffee Love Holy Toledo! Did you know that coffee and word games are an excellent combination to sharpen your vocabulary? Let’s give it a quick spin. Within 30 seconds, how many words can you think of from these letters MEEMEESGUG? Check your answers here: Words with these letters MEEMEESGUG. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)