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Wednesday December 27, 2023

December 27: Day of the Week

December 27, 2023 is the 361st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 4 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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.
  • 1831
    Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution.
  • 1918
    The Great Poland Uprising against the Germans begins.
  • 1923
    Namba Daisuke, a Japanese student, tries to assassinate the Prince Regent Hirohito.
  • 1927
    Show Boat, considered to be the first true American musical, opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway.
  • 1939
    Winter War: Finland holds off a Soviet attack in the Battle of Kelja.
  • 1949
    Indonesian National Revolution: The Netherlands officially recognizes Indonesian independence. End of the Dutch East Indies.
  • 1966
    The Cave of Swallows, the largest known cave shaft in the world, is discovered in Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
  • 1985
    Palestinian guerrillas kill eighteen people inside Rome, Italy and Vienna, Austria airports.
  • 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?

  • 1654
    Jacob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1705)
  • 1916
    Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (d. 1953)
  • 1941
    Michael Pinder, British musician (Moody Blues)
  • 1943
    Cokie Roberts, American journalist
  • 1947
    Janet Perry, American soprano
  • 1958
    Barbara Crampton, American actress
  • 1969
    Jean-Christophe Boullion, French race car driver
  • 1972
    Colin Charvis, Welsh rugby union player
  • 1981
    Javine, British singer
  • 1985
    Jérôme d'Ambrosio, Belgian racing driver

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