December 27: Day of the Week
December 27, 2021 is the 361st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 4 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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December 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1814War of 1812: The American schooner USS Carolina is destroyed. It was the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson’s make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson’s victory at the Battle of New Orleans.
- 1831Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution.
- 1923Namba Daisuke, a Japanese student, tries to assassinate the Prince Regent Hirohito.
- 1939Winter War: Finland holds off a Soviet attack in the Battle of Kelja.
- 1968Apollo Program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.
- 1985Palestinian guerrillas kill eighteen people inside Rome, Italy and Vienna, Austria airports.
- 1997Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
- 2007Riots erupt in Mombasa, Kenya, after Mwai Kibaki is declared the winner of the presidential election, triggering a political, economic, and humanitarian crisis.
- 2008Israel launches 3-week operation on Gaza - Operation Cast Lead
- 2009Iranian election protests: On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, government security forces fire upon demonstrators.
Who were born on December 27?
- 1864René Georges Hermann-Paul, French artist (d. 1940)
- 1927Audrey Wagner, American baseball player [AAGPBL] (d. 1984)
- 1947Janet Perry, American soprano
- 1948Gérard Depardieu, French actor
- 1955Brad Murphey, Australian racing driver
- 1958Norbert Schmitz, German footballer (d. 1998)
- 1960Maryam d'Abo, British actress
- 1972Thomas Wilson Brown, American actor
- 1979David Dunn, English footballer
- 1985Paul Stastny, Canadian-American ice hockey player
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