February 27: Day of the Week
February 27, 2022 was the 58th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 307 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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 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)
- 1626Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
- 1900Second Boer War: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronje at the Battle of Paardeberg.
- 1900The British Labour Party is founded.
- 1942World War II: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an allied strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies
- 1943The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
- 1976The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
- 1986The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
- 1989Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo riots.
- 2007The Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.
- 2010An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale strikes central parts of Chile leaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured. The quake triggered a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly after.
Who were born on February 27?
- 1912Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)
- 1912Lawrence Durrell, British writer (d. 1990)
- 1913Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (d. 1989)
- 1913Paul Ricoeur, French philosopher (d. 2005)
- 1930Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist
- 1943Mary Frann, American actress (d. 1998)
- 1959Johnny Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
- 1964Todd Bodine, American race car driver
- 1971Derren Brown, British psychological illusionist
- 1976Tony Gonzalez, American football player
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