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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
- 1695Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his abdication in 1703.
- 1870The Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity is founded at DePauw University.
- 1927Ibn Saud takes the title of King of Nejd.
- 1939First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
- 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.
- 1996In a military coup Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane.
- 2003The first selections for the National Recording Registry are announced by the Library of Congress.
Who were born on January 27?
- 1821John Chivington, American officer (d. 1892)
- 1903John Carew Eccles, Australian neuropsychologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
- 1926Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
- 1959Göran Hägglund, Swedish politician
- 1962Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
- 1963Mark Moraghan, British actor and singer
- 1968Patrick Blondeau, French footballer
- 1972Josh Randall, American actor
- 1988Kerlon, Brazilian footballer
- 1989Carl Magnay, British footballer
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