August 27: Day of the Week
August 27, 2022 is the 239th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 126 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
- 410The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ends after three days.
- 1793French counter-revolution: the port of Toulon revolts and admits the British fleet, which lands troops and seizes the port leading to Siege of Toulon.
- 1810Napoleonic Wars: The French Navy defeats the British Royal Navy, preventing them from taking the harbour of Grand Port on Île de France.
- 1828Uruguay is formally proclaimed independent at preliminary peace talks brokered by Great Britain between Brazil and Argentina during the Argentina-Brazil War.
- 1883The eruption of Krakatoa
- 1916Romania declares war against Austria-Hungary, entering World War I as one of the Allied nations.
- 1975The Governor of Portuguese Timor abandons its capital, Dili, and flees to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.
- 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.
Who were born on August 27?
- 1669Anne Marie of Orléans, queen of Italy (d. 1728)
- 1809Hannibal Hamlin, Vice President of the United States of America (d. 1891)
- 1908Kurt Wegner, German artist (d. 1985)
- 1921Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1996)
- 1925Nat Lofthouse, English footballer (d. 2011)
- 1958Tom Lanoye, Belgian author
- 1965Wayne James, Zimbabwean cricketer
- 1967Ogie Alcasid, Filipino singer and actor
- 1972The Great Khali, Indian professional wrestler
- 1988Alexa Vega, American actress
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