August 27: Day of the Week
August 27, 2021 is the 239th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 126 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
- 1776The Battle of Long Island: in what is now Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.
- 1896Anglo-Zanzibar War: the shortest war in world history (09:00 to 09:45) between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.
- 1922The Turkish army takes the Aegean city of Afyonkarahisar from the Greeks.
- 1943Japanese forces evacuate New Georgia Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.
- 1962The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.
- 1991Moldova declares independence from the USSR.
- 1993The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
Who were born on August 27?
- 1637Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland (d. 1715)
- 1730Johann Georg Hamann, German philosopher (d. 1788)
- 1875Katharine McCormick, American women’s rights activist (d. 1967)
- 1908Kurt Wegner, German artist (d. 1985)
- 1935Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
- 1939William Least Heat-Moon, American author
- 1962Thomas Duggan, American photographer
- 1973Burak Kut, Turkish pop singer
- 1986Nabil El Zhar, Moroccan footballer
- 1993Sarah Hecken, German figure skater
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