February 27: Day of the Week
February 27, 2021 was the 58th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 307 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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February 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1560The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland.
- 1617Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
- 1940Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14
- 1943The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
- 1943The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.
- 1963The Dominican Republic receives its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.
- 1973The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
- 1976The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
- 1991Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that “Kuwait is liberated”.
- 2002Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire at London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair’s handling of the evacuation.
Who were born on February 27?
- 1691Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754)
- 1847Ellen Terry, English actress (d.1928)
- 1911Oscar Heidenstam, British bodybuilding champion (d. 1991)
- 1917John Connally, American politician, 55th United States Secretary of the Navy, 39th Governor of Texas, and 61st United States Secretary of Treasury (d. 1993)
- 1929Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (d. 2008)
- 1961James Worthy, American basketball player
- 1962Grant Show, American actor
- 1965Noah Emmerich, American actor
- 1973Ali Tabatabaee, American Iranian rapper (Zebrahead)
- 1974Colin Edwards, American motorcycle racer
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