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Monday January 27, 2020

January 27: Day of the Week

January 27, 2020 was the 27th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 339 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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January 27 Historical Event(s)

  • 1343
    Pope Clement VI issues the Bull Unigenitus.
  • 1593
    The Vatican opens seven year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno.
  • 1695
    Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his abdication in 1703.
  • 1868
    Boshin War: The Battle of Toba-Fushimi between forces of the Tokugawa shogunate and pro-Imperial factions begins, which will end in defeat for the shogunate, and is a pivotal point in the Meiji Restoration.
  • 1870
    The Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity is founded at DePauw University.
  • 1951
    Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a one-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat.
  • 1971
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1974
    The Brisbane River breaches its banks causing the largest flood to affect the city of Brisbane in the 20th Century
  • 1983
    The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world’s longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshū and Hokkaidō, breaks through.
  • 2006
    Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.

Who were born on January 27?

  • 1662
    Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (d. 1742)
  • 1821
    John Chivington, American officer (d. 1892)
  • 1908
    William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (d. 1993)
  • 1961
    Karen Velez, American model
  • 1961
    Margo Timmins, Canadian singer (Cowboy Junkies)
  • 1964
    Jack Haley, American basketball player
  • 1967
    Byron Mann, Hong Kong actor
  • 1969
    Cornelius, Japanese musician and producer (Flipper’s Guitar)
  • 1979
    Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1989
    Carl Magnay, British footballer

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