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Wednesday January 27, 2021

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.

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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)

  • 98
    Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva.
  • 1695
    Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his abdication in 1703.
  • 1870
    The Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity is founded at DePauw University.
  • 1927
    Ibn Saud takes the title of King of Nejd.
  • 1939
    First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    In a military coup Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane.
  • 2003
    The first selections for the National Recording Registry are announced by the Library of Congress.

Who were born on January 27?

  • 1821
    John Chivington, American officer (d. 1892)
  • 1903
    John Carew Eccles, Australian neuropsychologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1926
    Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
  • 1959
    Göran Hägglund, Swedish politician
  • 1962
    Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
  • 1963
    Mark Moraghan, British actor and singer
  • 1968
    Patrick Blondeau, French footballer
  • 1972
    Josh Randall, American actor
  • 1988
    Kerlon, Brazilian footballer
  • 1989
    Carl Magnay, British footballer

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