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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)

  • 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.
  • 1836
    The worst ever avalanche in England occurs at Lewes, Sussex, killing 8 people.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    Palestinian guerrillas kill eighteen people inside Rome, Italy and Vienna, Austria airports.
  • 1996
    Taliban forces retake the strategic Bagram air base which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul.
  • 2004
    Radiation 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.
  • 2009
    Iranian election protests: On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, government security forces fire upon demonstrators.

Who were born on December 27?

  • 1717
    Pope Pius VI (d. 1799)
  • 1901
    Marlene Dietrich, German actress and singer (d. 1992)
  • 1919
    Charles Sweeney, American general (d. 2004)
  • 1930
    Marshall Sahlins, American Anthropologist
  • 1948
    Gérard Depardieu, French actor
  • 1951
    Ernesto Zedillo, President of Mexico
  • 1962
    Sherri Steinhauer, American golfer
  • 1963
    Gaspar Noé, Argentinian-born director
  • 1979
    David Dunn, English footballer
  • 1981
    Patrick Sharp, Canadian ice hockey player

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