August 27: Day of the Week
August 27, 2019 was the 239th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 126 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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)
- 410The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ends after three days.
- 1172Henry the Young King and Margaret of France are crowned as junior king and queen of England.
- 1813French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden.
- 1861Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
- 1957The Constitution of Malaysia comes into force.
- 1979A 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).
- 1985The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.
- 1993The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
- 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.
- 2009The Burmese military junta and ethnic armies begin three days of violent clashes in the Kokang Special Region.
Who were born on August 27?
- 1939Edward Patten, R&B singer with Gladys Knight & the Pips (d. 2005)
- 1958Tom Lanoye, Belgian author
- 1969Mark Ealham, England cricketer
- 1972Denise Lewis, English heptathlete
- 1973Burak Kut, Turkish pop singer
- 1973Johan Norberg, Swedish author
- 1974Michael Mason, New Zealand cricketer
- 1975Mark Rudan, Australian footballer
- 1979Aaron Paul, American actor
- 1987Darren McFadden, American football player
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