January 27: Day of the Week
January 27, 2021 was the 27th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 338 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1785The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
- 1868Boshin 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.
- 1888The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
- 1909The Young Left is founded in Norway.
- 1941New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- 1967Astronauts 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.
- 1974The Brisbane River breaches its banks causing the largest flood to affect the city of Brisbane in the 20th Century
- 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?
- 1807David Strauss, German theologian and writer (d. 1874)
- 1814Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (d. 1879)
- 1930Bobby Blue Bland, American singer
- 1950Derek Acorah, English spirit medium
- 1961Karen Velez, American model
- 1963Mark Moraghan, British actor and singer
- 1968Mike Patton, American singer-songwriter (Faith No More)
- 1983Deon Anderson, American football player
- 1983Paulo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1989Daisy Lowe, British model
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