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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1918The Great Poland Uprising against the Germans begins.
- 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.
- 1966The Cave of Swallows, the largest known cave shaft in the world, is discovered in Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
- 1979The Soviet Union invades the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
- 1997Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
- 2008Israel launches 3-week operation on Gaza - Operation Cast Lead
Who were born on December 27?
- 1901Marlene Dietrich, German actress and singer (d. 1992)
- 1944Mick Jones, British musician (Foreigner)
- 1947Bill Eadie, professional wrestler known as “Ax” of Demolition
- 1950Terry Bozzio, American drummer (Missing Persons)
- 1966Bill Goldberg, American football player and professional wrestler
- 1966Fabian Núñez, American politician
- 1972Kevin Ollie, American basketball player
- 1982Terji Skibenæs, Faroese guitarist, (Týr)
- 1985Paul Stastny, Canadian-American ice hockey player
- 1991Chloe Bridges, American actress
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