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Saturday October 27, 2018

October 27: Day of the Week

October 27, 2018 was the 300th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 65 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 710
    Saracen invasion of Sardinia.
  • 1870
    Marshal François Achille Bazaine surrenders to Prussian forces at Metz along with 140,000 French soldiers in one of the biggest French defeats of the Franco-Prussian War.
  • 1924
    The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union.
  • 1936
    Mrs 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.
  • 1948
    Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc.
  • 1953
    British nuclear test Totem 2 is carried out at Emu Field, South Australia.
  • 1964
    Ronald 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”.
  • 1988
    Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
  • 1991
    Turkmenistan achieves independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 2004
    Major League Baseball: The Boston Red Sox complete a four-game sweep of the 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving the team their first World Series championship since 1918.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1744
    Mary Moser, English painter (d. 1819)
  • 1920
    K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Lara Parker, American actress
  • 1940
    John Gotti, American crime boss (d. 2002)
  • 1954
    Jan Duursema, American comic book artist
  • 1982
    Dennis Moran, American computer hacker
  • 1982
    Patrick Fugit, American actor
  • 1982
    Takashi Tsukamoto, Japanese actor
  • 1987
    Victor Genev, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1990
    Oktavianus Maniani, Indonesian footballer

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