Tuesday August 27, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 27: Day of the Week

August 27, 2024 is the 240th day of the year 2024 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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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.

August 27 Historical Event(s)

1172
Henry the Young King and Margaret of France are crowned as junior king and queen of England.
1232
The Formulary of Adjudications is promulgated by Regent Hōjō Yasutoki. (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 1232)
1593
Pierre Barrière fails in his attempt to assassinate King Henry IV of France.
1776
The Battle of Long Island: in what is now Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.
1859
Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well.
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.
1927
Five Canadian women file a petition to the Supreme Court of Canada, asking, “Does the word ‘Persons’in Section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?”
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).
1985
The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.
1993
The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.

Who were born on August 27?

1895
András Alföldi, Hungarian-born historian and archaeologist (d. 1981)
1935
Frank Yablans, American film producer
1937
Tommy Sands, American actor and singer
1939
Edward Patten, R&B singer with Gladys Knight & the Pips (d. 2005)
1939
William Least Heat-Moon, American author
1941
János Konrád, Hungarian water polo player and swimmer
1958
Tom Lanoye, Belgian author
1970
Jeff Kenna, Irish footballer
1970
Park Myeong-su, Korean comedian, MC and singer
1974
Mohammad Yousuf, Pakistani cricketer

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