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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1593The Vatican opens seven year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno.
- 1888The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
- 1909The Young Left is founded in Norway.
- 1927Ibn Saud takes the title of King of Nejd.
- 1939First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
- 1943World War II: The VIII Bomber Command dispatched ninety-one B-17s and B-24s to attack the U-Boat construction yards at Wilhemshafen, Germany. The first American bombing attack on Germany.
- 1951Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a one-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat.
- 1952New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- 1996Germany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
- 2010The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis ends when Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes the new President of Honduras.
Who were born on January 27?
- 1875Elizabeth Israel, Purported world’s oldest person (d. 2003)
- 1900Hyman Rickover, American admiral (d. 1986)
- 1932Boris Shakhlin, Soviet gymnast (d. 2008)
- 1934George Follmer, American racecar driver
- 1940Terry Harper, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1948Valeri Brainin, Russian/German musicologist, music manager, composer, and poet
- 1976Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
- 1979Mario Fatafehi, American football player
- 1979Rosamund Pike, British actress
- 1983Carlo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
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