What happened this day in history July 27

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

July 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 27 is the 209th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 157 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 14, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 443,280 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 ‘dihectaenneagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 200 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 2,775 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 27 Historical Events

  • 1214
    Battle of Bouvines: in France, Philip II of France defeats John of England.
  • 1549
    The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier’s ship reaches Japan.
  • 1865
    Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.
  • 1940
    The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
  • 1953
    Fighting in the Korean War ends when the United States, the People’s Republic of China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
  • 1974
    Watergate Scandal: the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon.
  • 1981
    British television: on Coronation Street, Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Langton, which proves to be a national event scoring massive viewer numbers for the show.
  • 1995
    The Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1996
    Centennial Olympic Park bombing: in Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. One woman (Alice Hawthorne) is killed, and a cameraman suffers a heart attack fleeing the scene. 111 are injured.
  • 2002
    Ukraine airshow disaster: a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history.

Who were born on July 27?

  • 1913
    Gérard Côté, Quebec marathon runner (d. 1993)
  • 1915
    Josef Priller, German fighter pilot (d. 1961)
  • 1924
    Otar Taktakishvili, Georgian composer, teacher, conductor, and writer on music (d. 1989)
  • 1940
    Pina Bausch, German dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)
  • 1942
    Édith Butler, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1947
    Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (d. 2008)
  • 1963
    Donnie Yen, Hong Kong film actor
  • 1972
    Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Malaysian astronaut, the first Malaysian in space
  • 1975
    Alex Rodriguez, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Japanese baseball player

Who died on July 27?

  • 1759
    Pierre Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician (b. 1698)
  • 1965
    Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
  • 1978
    Willem van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (b. 1907)
  • 1981
    Adam Walsh, American kidnap and murder victim and son of John Walsh (b. 1974)
  • 1985
    Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball player (b. 1889)
  • 1986
    Nikos Nikolaou, Greek artist (b. 1909)
  • 1988
    Frank Zamboni, American inventor (b. 1901)
  • 1995
    Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-born American composer (b. 1907)
  • 2001
    Rhonda Sing, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • 2011
    Bejaratana Rajasuda, Princess of Thailand (b. 1925)

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