What happened this day in history September 27

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

September 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 27 is the 270th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 95 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 14, 2019 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,569,542,400 seconds 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 ‘dihectaheptacontagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 120 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 2,471 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 27 Historical Events

  • 1066
    William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Somme River, beginning the Norman Conquest of England.
  • 1590
    Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.
  • 1605
    The armies of Sweden are defeated by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
  • 1777
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the capital of the United States, for one day.
  • 1825
    The Stockton and Darlington Railway opens, and begins operation of the world’s first service of locomotive-hauled passenger trains.
  • 1922
    King Constantine I of Greece abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, King George II.
  • 1930
    Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Amateur Championship to complete the Grand Slam of golf. The old structure of the grand slam was the U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Amateur, and British Amateur.
  • 1979
    The United States Department of Education receives final approval from the U.S. Congress to become the 13th US Cabinet agency.
  • 1997
    Communications are suddenly lost with the Mars Pathfinder space probe.
  • 2003
    Smart 1 satellite is launched.

Who were born on September 27?

  • 1627
    Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop (d. 1704)
  • 1803
    Samuel Francis du Pont, American admiral (d. 1865)
  • 1821
    Henri Frederic Amiel, Swiss writer (d. 1881)
  • 1894
    Lothar von Richthofen German pilot (d. 1922)
  • 1919
    Johnny Pesky, American baseball player
  • 1929
    Calvin Jones, American trombonist, bassist, pianist, bandleader, composer and educator (d. 2004)
  • 1941
    Don Nix, songwriter, composer, arranger, musician, and author
  • 1947
    Meat Loaf, American singer
  • 1953
    Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer
  • 1978
    Jon Rauch, American baseball player

Who died on September 27?

  • 1404
    William of Wykeham, English bishop (b. 1320)
  • 1651
    Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1573)
  • 1730
    Laurence Eusden, English poet (b. 1688)
  • 1742
    Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (b. 1672)
  • 1940
    Walter Benjamin, German philosopher (b. 1892)
  • 1979
    Dame Gracie Fields, British comedian (b. 1898)
  • 1985
    Lloyd Nolan, American actor (b. 1902)
  • 1986
    Cliff Burton, American bassist (Metallica) (b. 1962)
  • 1998
    Doak Walker, American football player (b. 1927)
  • 2007
    Dale Houston, American singer (Dale & Grace) (b. 1940)

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