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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
- 1512The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regard to native Indians in the New World.
- 1831Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution.
- 1836The worst ever avalanche in England occurs at Lewes, Sussex, killing 8 people.
- 1939Erzincan, Turkey is hit by an earthquake, killing 30,000.
- 1966The Cave of Swallows, the largest known cave shaft in the world, is discovered in Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
- 1978Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.
- 1997Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
- 2002The company Clonaid announces that it has successfully cloned a human being, although it has never presented any verifiable evidence.
- 2009Iranian election protests: On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, government security forces fire upon demonstrators.
Who were born on December 27?
- 1879Sydney Greenstreet, English actor (d. 1954)
- 1896Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (d. 1952)
- 1907Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and writer (d. 1999)
- 1924James A. McClure, American politician (d. 2011)
- 1925Maurice Bambier, French politician (d. 1994)
- 1950Terry Bozzio, American drummer (Missing Persons)
- 1952Tovah Feldshuh, American actress
- 1958Barbara Crampton, American actress
- 1969Sarah Vowell, American author and journalist
- 1982Terji Skibenæs, Faroese guitarist, (Týr)
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