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Tuesday August 27, 2019

August 27: Day of the Week

August 27, 2019 is the 239th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 126 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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

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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)

  • 479 BC
    Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea.
  • 1593
    Pierre Barrière fails in his attempt to assassinate King Henry IV of France.
  • 1859
    Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well.
  • 1883
    The eruption of Krakatoa
  • 1916
    Romania declares war against Austria-Hungary, entering World War I as one of the Allied nations.
  • 1921
    The British install the son of Sharif Hussein bin Ali (leader of the Arab Revolt of 1916 against the Ottoman Empire) as King Faisal I of Iraq.
  • 1957
    The Constitution of Malaysia comes into force.
  • 1979
    A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb kills British World War II admiral Louis Mountbatten and three others while they are boating on holiday in Sligo, Republic of Ireland. Shortly after, 18 British Army soldiers are killed in an ambush near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland (see Warrenpoint ambush).
  • 1993
    The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
  • 2000
    540 m-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.

Who were born on August 27?

  • 1937
    Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (d. 2007)
  • 1941
    Harrison Page, American actor
  • 1957
    Jeff Grubb, American author and game designer
  • 1962
    Adam Oates, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1966
    Juhan Parts, Prime Minister of Estonia
  • 1972
    Jaap-Derk Buma, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1973
    Burak Kut, Turkish pop singer
  • 1976
    Milano Collection Akihito Terui, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1979
    Rusty Smith, American shorttracker
  • 1986
    Nabil El Zhar, Moroccan footballer

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