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Friday December 27, 2019

December 27: Day of the Week

December 27, 2019 is the 361st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 4 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1814
    War 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.
  • 1845
    Ether anesthetic is used for childbirth for the first time by Dr. Crawford Williamson Long in Jefferson, Georgia.
  • 1922
    Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō becomes the first purpose built aircraft carrier to be commissioned in the world.
  • 1923
    Namba Daisuke, a Japanese student, tries to assassinate the Prince Regent Hirohito.
  • 1939
    Winter War: Finland holds off a Soviet attack in the Battle of Kelja.
  • 1968
    Apollo Program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.
  • 1979
    The Soviet Union invades the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
  • 1997
    Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
  • 2002
    Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya.
  • 2007
    Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in a shooting incident.

Who were born on December 27?

  • 1571
    Johannes Kepler, German astronomer (d. 1630)
  • 1654
    Jacob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1705)
  • 1832
    Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and patron of art (d. 1897)
  • 1896
    Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (d. 1952)
  • 1943
    Peter Sinfield, British lyricist and producer
  • 1970
    Brendon Cook, Australian racing driver
  • 1970
    Chyna, American professional wrestler
  • 1975
    Heather O'Rourke, American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1979
    Carson Palmer, American football player
  • 1981
    David Aardsma, American baseball player

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