December 27: Day of the Week
December 27, 2018 is the 361st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 4 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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.
- 1845Ether anesthetic is used for childbirth for the first time by Dr. Crawford Williamson Long in Jefferson, Georgia.
- 1911“Jana Gana Mana,” the national anthem of India, is first sung in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.
- 1949Indonesian National Revolution: The Netherlands officially recognizes Indonesian independence. End of the Dutch East Indies.
- 1978Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.
- 1978The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in the South Pole recorded temperatures of 7.5 °F (−13.6 °C), making it the highest temperature to ever be recorded in the South Pole.
- 1979The Soviet Union invades the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
- 1996Taliban forces retake the strategic Bagram air base which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul.
- 1997Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
- 2001The People’s Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.
Who were born on December 27?
- 1832Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and patron of art (d. 1897)
- 1883Cyrus S. Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and philanthropist (d. 1979)
- 1926Jerome Courtland, American actor, director and producer
- 1942Thomas Menino, American politician
- 1947Bill Eadie, professional wrestler known as “Ax” of Demolition
- 1948Gérard Depardieu, French actor
- 1959Gerina Dunwich, American author
- 1964Theresa Randle, American actress
- 1971Duncan Ferguson, Scottish footballer
- 1983Cole Hamels, American baseball player
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