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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1343Pope Clement VI issues the Bull Unigenitus.
- 1593The Vatican opens seven year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno.
- 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”.
- 1870The Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity is founded at DePauw University.
- 1888The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
- 1961Soviet submarine S-80 sinks with all hands lost.
- 1971New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 1993American-born sumo wrestler Akebono Tarō becomes the first foreigner to be promoted to the sport’s highest rank of yokozuna.
- 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?
- 1708Anna Petrovna of Russia (d. 1728)
- 1905Howard McNear, American actor (d. 1969)
- 1912Francis Rogallo, American aeronautical engineer (d. 2009)
- 1940Petru Lucinschi, second President of Moldova
- 1944Mairéad Corrigan, Irish activist, Nobel laureate
- 1947Cal Schenkel, American artist
- 1947Vyron Polydoras, Greek politician
- 1976Ahn Jung-Hwan, Korean football player
- 1978Jake Pavelka, American reality TV star (The Bachelor)
- 1988Kerlon, Brazilian footballer
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