August 27: Day of the Week
August 27, 2020 was the 240th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 126 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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August 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1593Pierre Barrière fails in his attempt to assassinate King Henry IV of France.
- 1793French counter-revolution: the port of Toulon revolts and admits the British fleet, which lands troops and seizes the port leading to Siege of Toulon.
- 1859Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well.
- 1939First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world’s first jet aircraft.
- 1943Japanese forces evacuate New Georgia Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.
- 1957The Constitution of Malaysia comes into force.
- 1962The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.
- 1982Turkish military diplomat Colonel Atilla Altıkat is shot and killed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital. Justice Commandos Against Armenian Genocide claim responsibility, saying they are avenging the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians in the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
- 1985The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.
- 2006Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.
Who were born on August 27?
- 1870Amado Nervo, Mexican poet (d. 1919)
- 1908Kurt Wegner, German artist (d. 1985)
- 1908Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States (d. 1973)
- 1909Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (d. 1966)
- 1941Harrison Page, American actor
- 1947Harry Reems, American actor
- 1971Ernest Faber, Dutch footballer and coach
- 1972Jimmy Pop, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
- 1973Danny Coyne, Welsh footballer
- 1973Dietmar Hamann, German footballer
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