Sunday October 27, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

October 27: Day of the Week

October 27, 2024 is the 301st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 65 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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 October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

October 27 Historical Event(s)

1644
Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.
1810
United States annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida.
1827
Bellini’s third opera Il pirata is premiered at Teatro alla Scala di Milano
1916
Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasus V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zauditu.
1992
United States Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is brutally murdered by shipmate Terry M. Helvey for being gay, precipitating first military, then national, debate about gays in the military that resulted in the United States “Don't ask, don't tell” military policy.
1994
Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.
1994
The U.S. prison population tops 1 million for the first time in American history.
1995
Former Prime Minister of Italy Bettino Craxi is convicted in absentia of corruption.
1995
Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.
1997
October 27, 1997 mini-crash: Stock markets around the world crash because of fears of a global economic meltdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 554.26 points to 7,161.15.

Who were born on October 27?

1869
Viola Allen, actress (d. 1948)
1910
Jack Carson, Canadian actor (d. 1963)
1922
Ralph Kiner, American baseball player
1937
Lara Parker, American actress
1950
Fran Lebowitz, American writer
1952
Topi Sorsakoski, Finnish singer
1969
Peter O'Meara, Irish actor
1972
Brad Radke, American baseball player
1981
Kristi Richards, Canadian freestyle skier
1984
Bam Doyne, American basketball player

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