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
Battle of Bouvines: in France, Philip II of France defeats John of England.
The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier’s ship reaches Japan.
Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.
The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
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.
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.
British television: on Coronation Street, Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Langton, which proves to be a national event scoring massive viewer numbers for the show.
The Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
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.
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?
Gérard Côté, Quebec marathon runner (d. 1993)
Josef Priller, German fighter pilot (d. 1961)
Otar Taktakishvili, Georgian composer, teacher, conductor, and writer on music (d. 1989)
Pina Bausch, German dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)
Édith Butler, Canadian singer and songwriter
Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (d. 2008)
Donnie Yen, Hong Kong film actor
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Malaysian astronaut, the first Malaysian in space
Alex Rodriguez, American baseball player
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Japanese baseball player
Who died on July 27?
Pierre Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician (b. 1698)
Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
Willem van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (b. 1907)
Adam Walsh, American kidnap and murder victim and son of John Walsh (b. 1974)
Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball player (b. 1889)
Nikos Nikolaou, Greek artist (b. 1909)
Frank Zamboni, American inventor (b. 1901)
Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-born American composer (b. 1907)
Rhonda Sing, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1961)
Bejaratana Rajasuda, Princess of Thailand (b. 1925)
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