January 27: Day of the Week
January 27, 2018 was the 27th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 338 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 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)
- 98Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva.
- 661The Rashidun Caliphate ends with death of Ali.
- 1606Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31.
- 1888The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
- 1909The Young Left is founded in Norway.
- 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.
- 2002An explosion at a military storage facility in Lagos, Nigeria, kills at least 1,100 people and displaces over 20,000 others.
- 2006Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.
Who were born on January 27?
- 1850Edward J. Smith, English captain of the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)
- 1885Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)
- 1893Soong Ching-ling, Chinese wife of Sun Yat-sen (d. 1981)
- 1905Howard McNear, American actor (d. 1969)
- 1952“White Shoes” Johnson, American football player
- 1954Jōkō Ninomiya, Japanese martial artist
- 1955Koji Ushikubo, Japanese racing driver
- 1972Josh Randall, American actor
- 1978Jake Pavelka, American reality TV star (The Bachelor)
- 1989Daisy Lowe, British model
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