August 27: Day of the Week
August 27, 2021 was the 239th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 126 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 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)
- 1232The Formulary of Adjudications is promulgated by Regent Hōjō Yasutoki. (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 1232)
- 1593Pierre Barrière fails in his attempt to assassinate King Henry IV of France.
- 1689The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing empire.
- 1810Napoleonic Wars: The French Navy defeats the British Royal Navy, preventing them from taking the harbour of Grand Port on Île de France.
- 1896Anglo-Zanzibar War: the shortest war in world history (09:00 to 09:45) between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.
- 1957The Constitution of Malaysia comes into force.
- 1969Israeli commando force penetrates deep into Egyptian territory to stage a mortar attack on regional Egyptian Army headquarters in the Nile Valley of Upper Egypt.
- 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.
- 1991Moldova declares independence from the USSR.
- 2003The first six-party talks, involving South and North Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, convene to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns as a result of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.
Who were born on August 27?
- 1871Theodore Dreiser, American author (d. 1945)
- 1877Ernst Wetter, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1963)
- 1913Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg, Russian-born wife of Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (d. 2006)
- 1924David Rowbotham, Australian poet
- 1950Charles Fleischer, American actor
- 1970Andy Bichel, Australian cricketer
- 1973Cory Bowles, Canadian actor
- 1980Neha Dhupia, Indian model and actress
- 1982Damien Monier, French cyclist
- 1986Nabil El Zhar, Moroccan footballer
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