July 27: Day of the Week
July 27, 2020 was the 209th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 157 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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July 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1202Battle of Basian.
- 1549The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier’s ship reaches Japan.
- 1900Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, “Hun” would be a disparaging name for Germans.
- 1917The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
- 1919The Chicago Race Riot erupts after a racial incident occurred on a South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period.
- 1921Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.
- 1940The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
- 1955The Allied occupation of Austria stemming from World War II, ends.
- 1976Former Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka is arrested on suspicion of violating foreign exchange and foreign trade laws in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals.
- 2007Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: news helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase;
Who were born on July 27?
- 1781Mauro Giuliani, Italian composer (d. 1828)
- 1903Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician (d. 2002)
- 1912Vernon Elliott, British bassoonist, conductor and composer (d. 1996)
- 1929Marc Wilkinson, Australian composer and conductor
- 1941Johannes Fritsch, German composer (d. 2010)
- 1949Robert Rankin, English novelist
- 1952Roxanne Hart, American actress
- 1954G. S. Bali, Indian politician
- 1960Conway Savage, piano, organ, backing vocalist (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds)
- 1977Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Irish actor
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