January 27: Day of the Week
January 27, 2019 was the 27th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 338 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 January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1142Execution, believed wrongful, of noted Song Dynasty General Yue Fei.
- 1785The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
- 1825The U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the “Trail of Tears”.
- 1888The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
- 1941New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 1961Soviet submarine S-80 sinks with all hands lost.
- 1974The Brisbane River breaches its banks causing the largest flood to affect the city of Brisbane in the 20th Century
- 1983The 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.
- 1984Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium.
- 2010The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis ends when Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes the new President of Honduras.
Who were born on January 27?
- 1826Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian writer (d. 1889)
- 1895Joseph Rosenstock, Polish conductor (d. 1985)
- 1918William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)
- 1930Bobby Blue Bland, American singer
- 1942John Witherspoon, American actor
- 1946Nedra Talley, American singer (Ronettes)
- 1962Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
- 1988Liu Wen, Chinese model
- 1989Carl Magnay, British footballer
- 1989Daisy Lowe, British model
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