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.
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)
- 537The Hagia Sophia is completed.
- 1703Portugal and England sign the Methuen Treaty which gives preference to Portuguese imported wines into England.
- 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.
- 1923Namba Daisuke, a Japanese student, tries to assassinate the Prince Regent Hirohito.
- 1968Apollo Program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.
- 1978Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.
- 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.
- 2007Riots 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?
- 1907Willem van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1978)
- 1924James A. McClure, American politician (d. 2011)
- 1944Mick Jones, British musician (Foreigner)
- 1955Brad Murphey, Australian racing driver
- 1959Andre Tippett, American football player
- 1960Maryam d'Abo, British actress
- 1966Wendy Coakley-Thompson, American writer
- 1970Brendon Cook, Australian racing driver
- 1973Dee Ferris, British painter
- 1985Jérôme d'Ambrosio, Belgian racing driver
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