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 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)
- 479 BCGreco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea.
- 1593Pierre Barrière fails in his attempt to assassinate King Henry IV of France.
- 1859Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well.
- 1883The eruption of Krakatoa
- 1916Romania declares war against Austria-Hungary, entering World War I as one of the Allied nations.
- 1921The 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.
- 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).
- 1993The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
- 2000540 m-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.
Who were born on August 27?
- 1937Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (d. 2007)
- 1941Harrison Page, American actor
- 1957Jeff Grubb, American author and game designer
- 1962Adam Oates, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1966Juhan Parts, Prime Minister of Estonia
- 1972Jaap-Derk Buma, Dutch field hockey player
- 1973Burak Kut, Turkish pop singer
- 1976Milano Collection Akihito Terui, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1979Rusty Smith, American shorttracker
- 1986Nabil El Zhar, Moroccan footballer
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