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Monday August 27, 2018

August 27: Day of the Week

August 27, 2018 was the 239th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 126 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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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)

  • 1810
    Napoleonic Wars: The French Navy defeats the British Royal Navy, preventing them from taking the harbour of Grand Port on Île de France.
  • 1861
    Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    The Turkish army takes the Aegean city of Afyonkarahisar from the Greeks.
  • 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).
  • 1982
    Turkish 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.
  • 1991
    Moldova declares independence from the USSR.
  • 1993
    The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
  • 2003
    Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34646418 mi distant.
  • 2006
    Comair 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?

  • 1677
    Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal (d. 1748)
  • 1868
    Hong Beom-do, Korean independence activist (d. 1943)
  • 1903
    Ferenc Keserű, Hungarian water polo player (d. 1968)
  • 1921
    Leo Penn, American film director (d. 1998)
  • 1926
    Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2002)
  • 1943
    Bob Kerrey, former American Governor and Senator
  • 1953
    Peter Stormare, Swedish-born actor
  • 1959
    Downtown Julie Brown, Welsh TV personality and MTV VJ
  • 1971
    Aygül Özkan, German politician
  • 1973
    Dietmar Hamann, German footballer

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