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

  • 1549
    The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier’s ship reaches Japan.
  • 1694
    A Royal Charter is granted to the Bank of England.
  • 1862
    Sailing from San Francisco to Panama City, the SS Golden Gate catches fire and sinks off Manzanillo, Mexico, killing 231.
  • 1917
    The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
  • 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
    6 year old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.
  • 1990
    The Jamaat al Muslimeen attempt a coup d'état in Trinidad and Tobago, occupying the Trinidad and the studios of Trinidad and Tobago Television, holding Prime Minister A. N. R. Robinson and most of his Cabinet as well as the staff at the television station hostage for 6 days.
  • 1997
    About 50 people are killed in the Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria.
  • 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?

  • 1867
    Enrique Granados, Spanish composer (d. 1916)
  • 1915
    Mario Del Monaco, Italian tenor (d. 1982)
  • 1929
    Jack Higgins, British novelist
  • 1935
    Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1947
    Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (d. 2008)
  • 1957
    Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler
  • 1963
    Karrin Allyson, American Jazz vocalist
  • 1974
    Eason Chan, Hong Kong singer
  • 1975
    Fred Mascherino, American guitarist (Taking Back Sunday)
  • 1983
    Martijn Maaskant, Dutch cyclist

Who died on July 27?

  • 1365
    Duke Rudolf IV of Austria (b. 1339)
  • 1978
    Bob Heffron, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1890)
  • 1978
    Willem van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (b. 1907)
  • 1985
    Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball player (b. 1889)
  • 1990
    Bobby Day, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 1992
    Max Dupain, Australian photographer (b. 1911)
  • 1995
    Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-born American composer (b. 1907)
  • 1999
    Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (b. 1912)
  • 2001
    Leon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (b. 1952)
  • 2001
    Rhonda Sing, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1961)

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