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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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)
Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.
United States annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida.
Bellini’s third opera Il pirata is premiered at Teatro alla Scala di Milano
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.
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.
Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.
The U.S. prison population tops 1 million for the first time in American history.
Former Prime Minister of Italy Bettino Craxi is convicted in absentia of corruption.
Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.
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?
Viola Allen, actress (d. 1948)
Jack Carson, Canadian actor (d. 1963)
Ralph Kiner, American baseball player
Lara Parker, American actress
Fran Lebowitz, American writer
Topi Sorsakoski, Finnish singer
Peter O'Meara, Irish actor
Brad Radke, American baseball player
Kristi Richards, Canadian freestyle skier
Bam Doyne, American basketball player
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