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Sunday December 27, 2020

December 27: Day of the Week

December 27, 2020 is the 362nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 4 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 537
    The Hagia Sophia is completed.
  • 1703
    Portugal and England sign the Methuen Treaty which gives preference to Portuguese imported wines into England.
  • 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.
  • 1923
    Namba Daisuke, a Japanese student, tries to assassinate the Prince Regent Hirohito.
  • 1968
    Apollo Program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.
  • 1978
    Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.
  • 1997
    Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
  • 2001
    The People’s Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.
  • 2007
    Riots erupt in Mombasa, Kenya, after Mwai Kibaki is declared the winner of the presidential election, triggering a political, economic, and humanitarian crisis.

Who were born on December 27?

  • 1907
    Willem van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1978)
  • 1924
    James A. McClure, American politician (d. 2011)
  • 1944
    Mick Jones, British musician (Foreigner)
  • 1955
    Brad Murphey, Australian racing driver
  • 1959
    Andre Tippett, American football player
  • 1960
    Maryam d'Abo, British actress
  • 1966
    Wendy Coakley-Thompson, American writer
  • 1970
    Brendon Cook, Australian racing driver
  • 1973
    Dee Ferris, British painter
  • 1985
    Jérôme d'Ambrosio, Belgian racing driver

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