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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 98Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva.
- 661The Rashidun Caliphate ends with death of Ali.
- 1186Henry VI, the son and heir of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, marries Constance of Sicily.
- 1943World War II: The VIII Bomber Command dispatched ninety-one B-17s and B-24s to attack the U-Boat construction yards at Wilhemshafen, Germany. The first American bombing attack on Germany.
- 1944World War II: The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
- 1971New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 1973The Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde is killed in action becoming the conflict’s last recorded American combat casualty.
- 1984Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium.
- 2006Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.
- 2010The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis ends when Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes the new President of Honduras.
Who were born on January 27?
- 1806Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (d. 1826)
- 1832Lewis Carroll, English author (d. 1898)
- 1893Soong Ching-ling, Chinese wife of Sun Yat-sen (d. 1981)
- 1912Francis Rogallo, American aeronautical engineer (d. 2009)
- 1924Sabu Dastagir, Indian actor (d. 1963)
- 1927Jerry Haynes, American actor d. 2011
- 1961Gillian Gilbert, British musician (New Order)
- 1964Jack Haley, American basketball player
- 1968Mike Patton, American singer-songwriter (Faith No More)
- 1971Lil Jon, American rapper
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