October 27: Day of the Week
October 27, 2019 is the 300th day of the year 2019 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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
- 1553Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.
- 1838Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.
- 1924The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union.
- 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.
- 1948Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc.
- 1954Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
- 1981The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
- 1994The U.S. prison population tops 1 million for the first time in American history.
- 2005Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.
Who were born on October 27?
- 1760August von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal (d. 1831)
- 1858Theodore Roosevelt, American politician, 33rd Governor of New York, 25th Vice President of the United States, 26th President of the United States, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1919)
- 1873Emily Post, American etiquette author (d. 1960)
- 1926H.R. Haldeman, American political aide and 4th White House Chief of Staff (d. 1993)
- 1929Maurice Robert Johnston, English Lieutenant-General
- 1942Lee Greenwood, American singer
- 1953Peter Firth, British actor
- 1957Jeff East, American actor
- 1967Steve Almond, American author
- 1972Lee Clark, English footballer
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