October 27: Day of the Week
October 27, 2023 is the 300th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 65 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
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October 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1827Bellini’s third opera Il pirata is premiered at Teatro alla Scala di Milano
- 1916Battle 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.
- 1961Mauritania and Mongolia join the United Nations.
- 1962A plane carrying Enrico Mattei, post-war Italian administrator, crashes in mysterious circumstances.
- 1962Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.
- 1967Catholic priest Philip Berrigan and others of the Baltimore Four protest the Vietnam War by pouring blood on Selective Service records.
- 1992United 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.
- 1994The U.S. prison population tops 1 million for the first time in American history.
- 1995Former Prime Minister of Italy Bettino Craxi is convicted in absentia of corruption.
- 2005Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.
Who were born on October 27?
- 1156Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (d. 1222)
- 1920K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (d. 2005)
- 1925Warren Christopher, American diplomat and 63rd United States Secretary of State (d. 2011)
- 1940John Gotti, American crime boss (d. 2002)
- 1949Clifford Antone, American businessman (d. 2006)
- 1954Jan Duursema, American comic book artist
- 1958Simon Le Bon, English singer (Duran Duran)
- 1960Tom Nieto, American baseball player
- 1967Steve Almond, American author
- 1971Theodoros Zagorakis, Greek footballer
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