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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1703Portugal and England sign the Methuen Treaty which gives preference to Portuguese imported wines into England.
- 1831Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution.
- 1922Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō becomes the first purpose built aircraft carrier to be commissioned in the world.
- 1923Namba Daisuke, a Japanese student, tries to assassinate the Prince Regent Hirohito.
- 1939Erzincan, Turkey is hit by an earthquake, killing 30,000.
- 1949Indonesian National Revolution: The Netherlands officially recognizes Indonesian independence. End of the Dutch East Indies.
- 1978Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.
- 1997Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
- 2004Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet.
- 2007Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in a shooting incident.
Who were born on December 27?
- 1823Sir Mackenzie Bowell, fifth Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1917)
- 1907Willem van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1978)
- 1934Larisa Latynina, Russian gymnast
- 1946Janet Street-Porter, British journalist, producer and presenter
- 1957Jerry Gaskill, American musician (King’s X)
- 1963Gaspar Noé, Argentinian-born director
- 1969Sarah Vowell, American author and journalist
- 1974Jay Pandolfo, American ice hockey player
- 1974Masi Oka, Japanese-American actor
- 1975Heather O'Rourke, American actress (d. 1988)
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