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Sunday January 27, 2019

January 27: Day of the Week

January 27, 2019 was the 27th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 338 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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.
  • 1593
    The Vatican opens seven year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno.
  • 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.
  • 1870
    The Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity is founded at DePauw University.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    In a military coup Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane.
  • 2006
    Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.
  • 2010
    The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis ends when Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes the new President of Honduras.

Who were born on January 27?

  • 1827
    Nakahama Manjirō, Japanese translator (d. 1898)
  • 1885
    Maeda Seison, Japanese painter (d. 1977)
  • 1912
    Francis Rogallo, American aeronautical engineer (d. 2009)
  • 1949
    Ethan Mordden, American author
  • 1961
    Margo Timmins, Canadian singer (Cowboy Junkies)
  • 1963
    Mark Moraghan, British actor and singer
  • 1971
    Fann Wong, Singaporean actress
  • 1972
    Mark Owen, English pop singer
  • 1976
    Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • 1981
    Tony Woodcock, New Zealand rugby union player

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