September 27: Day of the Week
September 27, 2018 was the 270th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 95 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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September 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1529The Siege of Vienna begins when Suleiman I attacks the city.
- 1825The Stockton and Darlington Railway opens, and begins operation of the world’s first service of locomotive-hauled passenger trains.
- 1854The steamship SS Arctic sinks with 300 people on board. This marks the first great disaster in the Atlantic Ocean.
- 1903Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.
- 1908The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
- 1941The SS Patrick Henry is launched becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.
- 1959Nearly 5000 people die on the main Japanese island of Honshū as the result of a typhoon.
- 2001Zug massacre: In Zug, Switzerland, Friedrich Leibacher shoots 18 citizens, killing 14 and then kills himself.
- 2002Timor-Leste (East Timor) joins the United Nations.
- 2008CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.
Who were born on September 27?
- 823Ermentrude of Orléans, consort of Charles the Bald (d. 869)
- 1657Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, regent of Russia (d. 1704)
- 1818Adolph Wilhelm Hermann Kolbe, German chemist (d. 1884)
- 1824William “Bull” Nelson, American Civil War general (d. 1862)
- 1922Arthur Penn, American director (d. 2010)
- 1932Roger C. Carmel, American actor (d. 1986)
- 1947Denis Lawson, Scottish actor
- 1953Greg Ham, Australian musician and songwriter (Men at Work)
- 1954Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Russian violinist and conductor
- 1984Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter
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