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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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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)

  • 1186
    Henry VI, the son and heir of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, marries Constance of Sicily.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1943
    World 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.
  • 1961
    Soviet submarine S-80 sinks with all hands lost.
  • 1967
    Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium.
  • 1993
    American-born sumo wrestler Akebono Tarō becomes the first foreigner to be promoted to the sport’s highest rank of yokozuna.
  • 2003
    The first selections for the National Recording Registry are announced by the Library of Congress.

Who were born on January 27?

  • 1774
    Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, German philosopher (d. 1854)
  • 1885
    Maeda Seison, Japanese painter (d. 1977)
  • 1926
    Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
  • 1936
    Troy Donahue, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1944
    Nick Mason, English drummer (Pink Floyd)
  • 1955
    John G. Roberts, American jurist and the 17th Chief Justice of the United States
  • 1962
    Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
  • 1964
    Bridget Fonda, American actress
  • 1967
    Byron Mann, Hong Kong actor
  • 1969
    Marc Forster, German-Swiss filmmaker

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