October 27: Day of the Week
October 27, 2021 is the 300th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 65 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1275Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.
- 1806The French Army enters Berlin.
- 1838Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.
- 1914World War I: The British super-dreadnought battleship HMS Audacious (23,400 tons), is sunk off Tory Island, north-west of Ireland, by a minefield laid by the armed German merchant-cruiser Berlin.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2005The SSETI Express micro-satellite is successfully launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.
Who were born on October 27?
- 1922Ralph Kiner, American baseball player
- 1943Jerry Rook, American basketball player
- 1951Carlos Frenk, Mexican/British cosmologist
- 1957Jeff East, American actor
- 1958Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (d. 2009)
- 1967Scott Weiland, American singer (Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver)
- 1972Evan Coyne Maloney, American filmmaker
- 1973Jason Johnson, American baseball pitcher
- 1980Tanel Padar, Estonian singer
- 1988Evan Turner, American basketball player
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