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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 425The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
- 1700The island of New Britain is discovered.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
- 1900The British Labour Party is founded.
- 1940Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14
- 1955Soviet Union regional elections, 1955.
- 1961The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
- 1976The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
- 2002Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire at London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair’s handling of the evacuation.
- 2004The initial version of the John Jay Report, with details about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States, is released.
Who were born on February 27?
- 1875George Rodocanachi, Greek-British physician (d. 1944)
- 1925Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (d. 2004)
- 1937David Ackles, American singer songwriter (d. 1999)
- 1940Howard Hesseman, American actor
- 1942Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1957Adrian Smith, English musician (Iron Maiden)
- 1960Andrés Gómez, Ecuadorian tennis player
- 1975Shelby Walker, American mixed martial artist (d. 2006)
- 1984David Noel, American basketball player
- 1991Azeem Rafiq, Pakistani cricketer
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