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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1798Wolfe Tone’s United Irish and French forces clash with the British Army in the Battle of Castlebar, part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, resulting in the creation of the French puppet Republic of Connaught.
- 1828Uruguay is formally proclaimed independent at preliminary peace talks brokered by Great Britain between Brazil and Argentina during the Argentina-Brazil War.
- 1859Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well.
- 1861Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
- 1883The eruption of Krakatoa
- 1916Romania declares war against Austria-Hungary, entering World War I as one of the Allied nations.
- 1962The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.
- 1971An attempted coup fails in the African nation of Chad. The Government of Chad accuses Egypt of playing a role in the attempt and breaks off diplomatic relations.
- 1975The Governor of Portuguese Timor abandons its capital, Dili, and flees to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.
- 1991The European Community recognizes the independence of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Who were born on August 27?
- 1471George, Duke of Saxony (d. 1539)
- 1909Lester Young, American musician (d. 1959)
- 1914Heidi Kabel, German actress (d. 2010)
- 1925Darry Cowl, French actor (d. 2006)
- 1927Jimmy C. Newman, American Country and Western and Cajun Singer
- 1935Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
- 1969Cesar Millan, Mexican dog trainer
- 1969Chandra Wilson, American actress
- 1972The Great Khali, Indian professional wrestler
- 1975Mark Rudan, Australian footballer
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