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 271st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 95 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 14, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,686,080 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 ‘dihectaheptacontahenagon’ 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 138 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 2,837 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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September 27 Historical Events
The Siege of Vienna begins when Suleiman I attacks the city.
The steamship SS Arctic sinks with 300 people on board. This marks the first great disaster in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Republic of China is recognised by the United States.
The first Plenary Session of the National People’s Congress approves the design of the Flag of the People’s Republic of China.
Nearly 5000 people die on the main Japanese island of Honshū as the result of a typhoon.
The United States Department of Education receives final approval from the U.S. Congress to become the 13th US Cabinet agency.
Richard Stallman announces the GNU project to develop a free Unix-like operating system.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
The Julie N. tanker ship crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.
Communications are suddenly lost with the Mars Pathfinder space probe.
Who were born on September 27?
Bud Powell, American jazz pianist (d. 1966)
Greg Morris, American actor (d. 1996)
Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
Gay Kayler, Australian country music singer
Jahn Teigen, Norwegian singer
Stephan Jenkins, American singer (Third Eye Blind)
Steve Kerr, American basketball player
Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese professional shogi player
Li Yapeng, Chinese actor
Thanos Petrelis, Greek singer
Who died on September 27?
Count Raymond VII of Toulouse (b. 1197)
Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)
Pope Urban VII (b. 1521)
Vincent de Paul, French saint (b. 1580)
Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (b. 1730)
Remy de Gourmont, French poet (b. 1858)
Walter Benjamin, German philosopher (b. 1892)
Jimmy Doolittle, American general (b. 1896)
Walter Trampler, American violist (b. 1915)
Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean politician and neurosurgeon (b. 1955)
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