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Wednesday October 27, 2021

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1553
    Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.
  • 1682
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.
  • 1922
    A referendum in Rhodesia rejects the country’s annexation to the South African 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.
  • 1961
    Mauritania and Mongolia join the United Nations.
  • 1962
    Major 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.
  • 1973
    The Cañon City meteorite, a 1.4 kg chondrite type meteorite, strikes in Fremont County, Colorado.
  • 1988
    Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
  • 1994
    Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.

Who were born on October 27?

  • 1885
    Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter (d. 1948)
  • 1896
    Edith Brown, survivor of the Titanic (d. 1997)
  • 1921
    Warren Allen Smith, American encyclopedist
  • 1937
    Lara Parker, American actress
  • 1946
    Ivan Reitman, Czechoslovakian-born Canadian film actor, producer and director
  • 1951
    Carlos Frenk, Mexican/British cosmologist
  • 1951
    Jayne Kennedy, American actress, model and sportscaster
  • 1958
    Simon Le Bon, English singer (Duran Duran)
  • 1986
    Jon Niese, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (birth date disputed)

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