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.
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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.
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January 27 Historical Events
The Rashidun Caliphate ends with death of Ali.
Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31.
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.
The Young Left is founded in Norway.
World War II: The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a one-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dragon in Chinese astrology.
Soviet submarine S-80 sinks with all hands lost.
Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium.
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?
Albert, Duke of Saxony (d. 1500)
Elizabeth Israel, Purported world’s oldest person (d. 2003)
Maeda Seison, Japanese painter (d. 1977)
John Carew Eccles, Australian neuropsychologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
Sabu Dastagir, Indian actor (d. 1963)
John Ogdon, English pianist (d. 1989)
Ethan Mordden, American author
Bernd Stieler, German footballer
Patrick Blondeau, French footballer
Rosamund Pike, British actress
Who died on January 27?
Saint Angela Merici, Italian religious leader and saint (b. 1474)
Sir Francis Drake, English explorer (b. c.1540)
János Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1802)
Georgios Grivas, Cyprus-born general in the Greek Army (b. 1898)
Louis de Funès, French actor (b. 1914)
Louis Archambault, Canadian sculptor (b. 1915)
Tige Andrews, American actor (b. 1920)
Yang Chuan-kwang, Taiwanese athlete (b. 1933)
Louie Welch, mayor of Houston (b. 1918)
Zelda Rubinstein, American actress (b. 1933)
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