July 27: Day of the Week
July 27, 2021 was the 208th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 157 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1302Battle of Bapheus: decisive Ottoman victory over the Byzantines opening up Bithynia for Turkish conquest.
- 1663The English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports.
- 1720The Battle of Grengam marks the second important victory of the Russian Navy.
- 1941Japanese troops occupy French Indo-China.
- 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.
- 1983Black July: 18 Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo are massacred by Sinhalese prisoners, the second such massacre in two days.
- 1987RMS Titanic, Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
- 1990The Jamaat al Muslimeen attempt a coup d'état in Trinidad and Tobago, occupying the Trinidad and the studios of Trinidad and Tobago Television, holding Prime Minister A. N. R. Robinson and most of his Cabinet as well as the staff at the television station hostage for 6 days.
- 2005STS-114: NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft.
- 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?
- 1733Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (d. 1779)
- 1915Josef Priller, German fighter pilot (d. 1961)
- 1936J. Robert Hooper, American politician
- 1949Robert Rankin, English novelist
- 1957Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler
- 1960Conway Savage, piano, organ, backing vocalist (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds)
- 1967Juliana Hatfield, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (Blake Babies, Some Girls)
- 1975Alessandro Pistone, Italian footballer
- 1977Foo Swee Chin, Singaporean comic book artist
- 1994Spencer Achtymichuk, Canadian actor
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