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 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

  • 1529
    The Siege of Vienna begins when Suleiman I attacks the city.
  • 1854
    The steamship SS Arctic sinks with 300 people on board. This marks the first great disaster in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1928
    The Republic of China is recognised by the United States.
  • 1949
    The first Plenary Session of the National People’s Congress approves the design of the Flag of the People’s Republic of China.
  • 1959
    Nearly 5000 people die on the main Japanese island of Honshū as the result of a typhoon.
  • 1979
    The United States Department of Education receives final approval from the U.S. Congress to become the 13th US Cabinet agency.
  • 1983
    Richard Stallman announces the GNU project to develop a free Unix-like operating system.
  • 1996
    In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
  • 1996
    The Julie N. tanker ship crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.
  • 1997
    Communications are suddenly lost with the Mars Pathfinder space probe.

Who were born on September 27?

  • 1924
    Bud Powell, American jazz pianist (d. 1966)
  • 1933
    Greg Morris, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1939
    Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
  • 1941
    Gay Kayler, Australian country music singer
  • 1949
    Jahn Teigen, Norwegian singer
  • 1964
    Stephan Jenkins, American singer (Third Eye Blind)
  • 1965
    Steve Kerr, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese professional shogi player
  • 1971
    Li Yapeng, Chinese actor
  • 1975
    Thanos Petrelis, Greek singer

Who died on September 27?

  • 1249
    Count Raymond VII of Toulouse (b. 1197)
  • 1557
    Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)
  • 1590
    Pope Urban VII (b. 1521)
  • 1660
    Vincent de Paul, French saint (b. 1580)
  • 1783
    Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (b. 1730)
  • 1915
    Remy de Gourmont, French poet (b. 1858)
  • 1940
    Walter Benjamin, German philosopher (b. 1892)
  • 1993
    Jimmy Doolittle, American general (b. 1896)
  • 1997
    Walter Trampler, American violist (b. 1915)
  • 2010
    Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean politician and neurosurgeon (b. 1955)

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