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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 1939Winter War: Finland holds off a Soviet attack in the Battle of Kelja.
- 1968Apollo Program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.
- 1979The Soviet Union invades the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
- 1997Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
- 2002Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya.
- 2007Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in a shooting incident.
Who were born on December 27?
- 1571Johannes Kepler, German astronomer (d. 1630)
- 1654Jacob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1705)
- 1832Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and patron of art (d. 1897)
- 1896Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (d. 1952)
- 1943Peter Sinfield, British lyricist and producer
- 1970Brendon Cook, Australian racing driver
- 1970Chyna, American professional wrestler
- 1975Heather O'Rourke, American actress (d. 1988)
- 1979Carson Palmer, American football player
- 1981David Aardsma, American baseball player
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