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Friday January 27, 2017

January 27: Day of the Week

January 27, 2017 was the 27th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 338 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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

January 27 Historical Event(s)

  • 1142
    Execution, believed wrongful, of noted Song Dynasty General Yue Fei.
  • 1593
    The Vatican opens seven year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno.
  • 1888
    The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
  • 1909
    The Young Left is founded in Norway.
  • 1974
    The Brisbane River breaches its banks causing the largest flood to affect the city of Brisbane in the 20th Century
  • 1984
    Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium.
  • 1990
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1993
    American-born sumo wrestler Akebono Tarō becomes the first foreigner to be promoted to the sport’s highest rank of yokozuna.
  • 2003
    The first selections for the National Recording Registry are announced by the Library of Congress.
  • 2010
    The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis ends when Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes the new President of Honduras.

Who were born on January 27?

  • 1603
    Harbottle Grimston, English politician (d. 1685)
  • 1885
    Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)
  • 1908
    William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (d. 1993)
  • 1918
    William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)
  • 1940
    James Cromwell, American actor
  • 1941
    Beatrice Tinsley, New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist (d. 1981)
  • 1944
    Mairéad Corrigan, Irish activist, Nobel laureate
  • 1949
    Ethan Mordden, American author
  • 1950
    Amos Grunebaum, Israeli-born physician
  • 1967
    Dave Manson, Canadian ice hockey player

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