January 27: Day of the Week
January 27, 2022 was the 27th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 338 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1785The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
- 1870The Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity is founded at DePauw University.
- 1888The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
- 1927Ibn Saud takes the title of King of Nejd.
- 1945World War II: The Red Army liberates the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.
- 1967The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.
- 1984Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium.
- 1990New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1996In a military coup Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane.
- 2002An explosion at a military storage facility in Lagos, Nigeria, kills at least 1,100 people and displaces over 20,000 others.
Who were born on January 27?
- 1805Sophie of Bavaria, Archduchess of Austria (d. 1872)
- 1942John Witherspoon, American actor
- 1948Jean-Philippe Collard, French pianist
- 1961Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
- 1968Matt Stover, American football player
- 1969Marc Forster, German-Swiss filmmaker
- 1972Janine Ilitch, Australian netballer
- 1976Zoriah Miller, American photojournalist
- 1987Lily Donaldson, British model
- 1990Maria-Elena Papasotiriou, Greek-American figure skater
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