October 27: Day of the Week
October 27, 2019 was the 300th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 65 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 October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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.
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October 27 Historical Event(s)
- 939Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England.
- 1682Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.
- 1827Bellini’s third opera Il pirata is premiered at Teatro alla Scala di Milano
- 1936Mrs Wallis Simpson files for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.
- 1958Iskander Mirza, the first President of Pakistan, is deposed in a bloodless coup d'état by General Ayub Khan, who had been appointed the enforcer of martial law by Mirza 20 days earlier.
- 1961NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
- 1964Ronald Reagan delivers a speech on behalf of Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launched his political career and came to be known as “A Time for Choosing”.
- 1973The Cañon City meteorite, a 1.4 kg chondrite type meteorite, strikes in Fremont County, Colorado.
- 1994Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.
- 1997October 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?
- 1156Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (d. 1222)
- 1926H.R. Haldeman, American political aide and 4th White House Chief of Staff (d. 1993)
- 1956Veronica Hart, American porn actress
- 1964Mark Taylor, Australian test cricket captain (1994-1999)
- 1967Dejan Raičković, Montenegrin footballer
- 1972Brad Radke, American baseball player
- 1972Evan Coyne Maloney, American filmmaker
- 1972Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea)
- 1983Brent Clevlen, American baseball player
- 1987Guillaume Franke, French-born German rugby player
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