What happened on December 27? There are more than 256 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About December 27

December 27 In HistoryDecember 27 is the 361st day of the year 2021. There are 4 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday. This day falls under the 52nd week of the year 2021.

On this day in Hellertown, Pennsylvania 18055 sunrise will occur at 07:24 AM and sunset will occur at 04:41 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Capricorn. The modern birthstone for this month is Turquoise while the mystical birthstone is Onyx.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 36 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For December 27

  • 537
    The Hagia Sophia is completed.
  • 1512
    The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regard to native Indians in the New World.
  • 1655
    Second Northern War/the Deluge: Monks at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa are successful in fending off a month-long siege.
  • 1657
    The Flushing Remonstrance is signed.
  • 1703
    Portugal and England sign the Methuen Treaty which gives preference to Portuguese imported wines into England.
  • 1814
    War of 1812: The American schooner USS Carolina is destroyed. It was the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson’s make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson’s victory at the Battle of New Orleans.
  • 1831
    Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution.
  • 1836
    The worst ever avalanche in England occurs at Lewes, Sussex, killing 8 people.
  • 1845
    Ether anesthetic is used for childbirth for the first time by Dr. Crawford Williamson Long in Jefferson, Georgia.
  • 1911
    “Jana Gana Mana,” the national anthem of India, is first sung in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.
  • 1918
    The Great Poland Uprising against the Germans begins.
  • 1922
    Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō becomes the first purpose built aircraft carrier to be commissioned in the world.
  • 1923
    Namba Daisuke, a Japanese student, tries to assassinate the Prince Regent Hirohito.
  • 1927
    Show Boat, considered to be the first true American musical, opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway.
  • 1932
    Radio City Music Hall opened in New York, New York.
  • 1939
    Erzincan, Turkey is hit by an earthquake, killing 30,000.
  • 1939
    Winter War: Finland holds off a Soviet attack in the Battle of Kelja.
  • 1942
    The Union of Pioneers of Yugoslavia is founded.
  • 1945
    The World Bank and International Monetary Fund are created with the signing of an agreement by 29 nations.
  • 1949
    Indonesian National Revolution: The Netherlands officially recognizes Indonesian independence. End of the Dutch East Indies.
  • 1966
    The Cave of Swallows, the largest known cave shaft in the world, is discovered in Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
  • 1968
    Apollo Program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.
  • 1978
    Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.
  • 1978
    The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in the South Pole recorded temperatures of 7.5 °F (−13.6 °C), making it the highest temperature to ever be recorded in the South Pole.
  • 1979
    The Soviet Union invades the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
  • 1985
    Palestinian guerrillas kill eighteen people inside Rome, Italy and Vienna, Austria airports.
  • 1996
    Taliban forces retake the strategic Bagram air base which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul.
  • 1997
    Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
  • 2001
    The People’s Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.
  • 2002
    The company Clonaid announces that it has successfully cloned a human being, although it has never presented any verifiable evidence.
  • 2002
    Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya.
  • 2004
    Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet.
  • 2007
    Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in a shooting incident.
  • 2007
    Riots erupt in Mombasa, Kenya, after Mwai Kibaki is declared the winner of the presidential election, triggering a political, economic, and humanitarian crisis.
  • 2008
    Israel launches 3-week operation on Gaza - Operation Cast Lead
  • 2009
    Iranian election protests: On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, government security forces fire upon demonstrators.

Who Were Born On December 27?

  • 1390
    Anne de Mortimer, claimant to the English throne (d. 1411)
  • 1571
    Johannes Kepler, German astronomer (d. 1630)
  • 1654
    Jacob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1705)
  • 1683
    Conyers Middleton, English minister (d. 1750)
  • 1715
    Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (d. 1794)
  • 1717
    Pope Pius VI (d. 1799)
  • 1721
    François Hemsterhuis, Dutch philosopher (d. 1790)
  • 1761
    Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Russian military commander (d. 1818)
  • 1773
    George Cayley, English scientist, inventor, and politician (d. 1857)
  • 1776
    Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (d. 1811)
  • 1796
    Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (d. 1869)
  • 1803
    François-Marie-Thomas Chevalier de Lorimier, French Canadian Patriote (d. 1839)
  • 1822
    Louis Pasteur, French scientist (d. 1895)
  • 1823
    Sir Mackenzie Bowell, fifth Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1917)
  • 1832
    Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and patron of art (d. 1897)
  • 1864
    René Georges Hermann-Paul, French artist (d. 1940)
  • 1879
    Sydney Greenstreet, English actor (d. 1954)
  • 1883
    Cyrus S. Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and philanthropist (d. 1979)
  • 1888
    Thea von Harbou, German author and actress (d. 1954)
  • 1892
    Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (d. 1917)
  • 1896
    Carl Zuckmayer, German author and dramatist (d. 1977)
  • 1896
    Louis Bromfield, American writer (d. 1956)
  • 1896
    Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (d. 1952)
  • 1900
    Hans Stuck, German race car driver (d. 1978)
  • 1901
    Irene Handl, English actress (d. 1987)
  • 1901
    Marlene Dietrich, German actress and singer (d. 1992)
  • 1906
    Oscar Levant, American pianist, composer, and actor (d. 1972)
  • 1907
    Conrad L. Raiford, Goodwill Ambassador (d. 2002)
  • 1907
    Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and writer (d. 1999)
  • 1907
    Willem van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1978)
  • 1909
    James Riddell, British champion skier and author (d. 2000)
  • 1910
    Charles Olson, American poet (d. 1970)
  • 1911
    Anna Russell, English-born Canadian singer and comedian (d. 2006)
  • 1915
    Gyula Zsengellér, Hungarian footballer (d. 1999)
  • 1915
    Mary Kornman, American actress (d. 1973)
  • 1915
    William Masters, American gynecologist (d. 2001)
  • 1916
    Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (d. 1953)
  • 1917
    Onni Palaste, Finnish writer (d. 2009)
  • 1918
    John Celardo, American comic strip artist
  • 1919
    Charles Sweeney, American general (d. 2004)
  • 1920
    Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (d. 2005)
  • 1924
    James A. McClure, American politician (d. 2011)
  • 1925
    Maurice Bambier, French politician (d. 1994)
  • 1925
    Michel Piccoli, French actor
  • 1926
    Jerome Courtland, American actor, director and producer
  • 1927
    Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director, and writer
  • 1927
    Antony Gardner, British politician (d. 2011)
  • 1927
    Audrey Wagner, American baseball player [AAGPBL] (d. 1984)
  • 1930
    Marshall Sahlins, American Anthropologist
  • 1930
    Wilfrid Sheed, English-born American writer (d. 2011)
  • 1931
    Scotty Moore, American guitarist
  • 1934
    Larisa Latynina, Russian gymnast
  • 1939
    John Amos, American actor
  • 1941
    Michael Pinder, British musician (Moody Blues)
  • 1941
    Nolan Richardson, American basketball coach
  • 1942
    Byron Browne, baseball player
  • 1942
    Charmian Carr, American actress
  • 1942
    Ron Rothstein, American basketball coach
  • 1942
    Thomas Menino, American politician
  • 1943
    Cokie Roberts, American journalist
  • 1943
    Joan Manuel Serrat, Spanish musician
  • 1943
    Peter Sinfield, British lyricist and producer
  • 1943
    Roy White, American baseball player
  • 1944
    Mick Jones, British musician (Foreigner)
  • 1946
    Janet Street-Porter, British journalist, producer and presenter
  • 1946
    Lenny Kaye, American guitarist
  • 1947
    Bill Eadie, professional wrestler known as “Ax” of Demolition
  • 1947
    Janet Perry, American soprano
  • 1947
    Mickey Redmond, Canadian hockey player
  • 1947
    Tracy Nelson, American blues singer
  • 1947
    Willy Polleunis, Belgian athlete
  • 1948
    Gérard Depardieu, French actor
  • 1950
    Doug Stone, Canadian voice actor
  • 1950
    Morgan Chu, lawyer and intellectual property expert
  • 1950
    Roberto Bettega, Italian footballer
  • 1950
    Terry Bozzio, American drummer (Missing Persons)
  • 1951
    Ernesto Zedillo, President of Mexico
  • 1952
    David Knopfler, British musician (Dire Straits)
  • 1952
    Jay Hill, Canadian politician
  • 1952
    Karla Bonoff, American singer and songwriter
  • 1952
    Tovah Feldshuh, American actress
  • 1955
    Barbara Olson, American political commentator (d. 2001)
  • 1955
    Brad Murphey, Australian racing driver
  • 1957
    Greg Mortensen, American author
  • 1957
    Jerry Gaskill, American musician (King’s X)
  • 1958
    Barbara Crampton, American actress
  • 1958
    Norbert Schmitz, German footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1958
    Steve Jones, American golfer
  • 1959
    Andre Tippett, American football player
  • 1959
    Gerina Dunwich, American author
  • 1960
    Donald Nally, American choral conductor
  • 1960
    Maryam d'Abo, British actress
  • 1960
    Victoria Paige Meyerink, American actress and producer
  • 1962
    Bill Self, American basketball coach
  • 1962
    Mark Few, American basketball coach
  • 1962
    Sherri Steinhauer, American golfer
  • 1963
    Gaspar Noé, Argentinian-born director
  • 1964
    Ian Gomez, American actor
  • 1964
    Theresa Randle, American actress
  • 1965
    Chris Mainwaring, Australian rules footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1965
    Salman Khan, Indian actor
  • 1966
    Bill Goldberg, American football player and professional wrestler
  • 1966
    Eva LaRue, American actress
  • 1966
    Fabian Núñez, American politician
  • 1966
    Wendy Coakley-Thompson, American writer
  • 1969
    Jean-Christophe Boullion, French race car driver
  • 1969
    Sarah Vowell, American author and journalist
  • 1970
    Brendon Cook, Australian racing driver
  • 1970
    Chyna, American professional wrestler
  • 1970
    Lorenzo Neal, American football player
  • 1971
    Bryan Smolinski, American ice hockey player
  • 1971
    Duncan Ferguson, Scottish footballer
  • 1971
    Jason Hawes, Paranormal investigator
  • 1972
    Colin Charvis, Welsh rugby union player
  • 1972
    Kevin Ollie, American basketball player
  • 1972
    Matt Slocum, American musician (Sixpence None the Richer)
  • 1972
    Thomas Wilson Brown, American actor
  • 1973
    Dee Ferris, British painter
  • 1973
    Kristoffer Zegers, Dutch composer
  • 1973
    Wilson Cruz, Puerto Rican actor
  • 1974
    Edgar Ponce, Mexican actor and dancer (d. 2005)
  • 1974
    Fumiko Orikasa, Japanese seiyū and singer
  • 1974
    Jay Pandolfo, American ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Masi Oka, Japanese-American actor
  • 1975
    Heather O'Rourke, American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1976
    Aaron Stanford, American actor
  • 1976
    Fernando Pisani, Canadian/Italian ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Jacqueline Pillon, Canadian actress
  • 1978
    Deuce McAllister, American football player
  • 1978
    Nikolaos Georgeas, Greek footballer
  • 1979
    Carson Palmer, American football player
  • 1979
    David Dunn, English footballer
  • 1980
    Bernard Berrian, American football player
  • 1980
    Cas Haley, American singer and guitarist
  • 1980
    Claudio Castagnoli, Swiss wrestler
  • 1980
    Dahntay Jones, American basketball player
  • 1981
    David Aardsma, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress
  • 1981
    Javine, British singer
  • 1981
    Patrick Sharp, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982
    James Mead, American guitarist (Kutless)
  • 1982
    Terji Skibenæs, Faroese guitarist, (Týr)
  • 1983
    Anthony Boric, New Zealand All Black rugby player
  • 1983
    Cole Hamels, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Gilles Simon, French tennis player
  • 1984
    Pleasure P, American R&B Singer (Pretty Ricky)
  • 1985
    Jérôme d'Ambrosio, Belgian racing driver
  • 1985
    Logan Bailly, Belgian football goalkeeper
  • 1985
    Paul Stastny, Canadian-American ice hockey player
  • 1988
    Hayley Williams, American singer (Paramore)
  • 1988
    Rick Porcello, American baseball player
  • 1988
    Taecyeon, South Korean actor & singer (2PM)
  • 1988
    Zavon Hines, English football player
  • 1990
    Milos Raonic, Canadian tennis player
  • 1991
    Chloe Bridges, American actress
  • 1991
    Danny Wilson, Scottish footballer

Who Died On December 27?

  • 418
    Pope Zosimus
  • 1076
    Prince Svyatoslav II of Kiev (b. 1027)
  • 1381
    Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, English politician
  • 1543
    George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, follower of Martin Luther (b. 1484)
  • 1548
    Francesco Spiera, Italian Protestant jurist (b. 1502)
  • 1603
    Thomas Cartwright, English Puritan clergyman
  • 1704
    Hans Albrecht von Barfus, Brandenburg and Prussian field marshal and prime minister (b. 1635)
  • 1707
    Jean Mabillon, French palaeograopher and diplomat (b. 1632)
  • 1737
    William Bowyer, English printer (b. 1663)
  • 1743
    Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (b. 1659)
  • 1771
    Henri Pitot, French engineer (b. 1695)
  • 1782
    Henry Home, Lord Kames, Scottish philosopher (b. 1697)
  • 1800
    Hugh Blair, Scottish preacher and man of letters (b. 1718)
  • 1812
    Joanna Southcott, an English self-described religious prophetess (b. 1750)
  • 1812
    Shneur Zalman of Liadi, Lithuanian rabbi and founder of Chabad Hasidism (b. 1745)
  • 1834
    Charles Lamb, English essayist (b. 1775)
  • 1836
    Stephen F. Austin, American pioneer (b. 1793)
  • 1858
    Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, French composer (b. 1785)
  • 1896
    John Brown, British manufacturer (b. 1816)
  • 1900
    William George Armstrong, English inventor, industrialist, and engineer (b. 1810)
  • 1914
    Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and inventor (b. 1863)
  • 1923
    Gustave Eiffel, French engineer and architect (b. 1832)
  • 1925
    Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (b. 1895)
  • 1938
    Calvin Bridges, American geneticist (b. 1889)
  • 1938
    Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet (b. 1891)
  • 1950
    Max Beckmann, German painter (b. 1884)
  • 1952
    Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian Roman Catholic priest (b. 1878)
  • 1953
    Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (b. 1894)
  • 1955
    Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English naval officer (b. 1881)
  • 1956
    Lambert McKenna, Irish editor and lexicographer. (b. 1870)
  • 1965
    Edgar Ende, German painter (b. 1901)
  • 1966
    Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (b. 1905)
  • 1972
    Lester B. Pearson, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, recipient of the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1897)
  • 1974
    Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (b. 1898)
  • 1978
    Bob Luman, American country and rockabilly singer (b. 1937)
  • 1978
    Chris Bell American musician (b. 1951)
  • 1978
    Houari Boumediène, President of Algeria (b. 1932)
  • 1979
    Hafizullah Amin, second President of Afghanistan (b. 1929)
  • 1981
    Hoagy Carmichael, American composer and singer (b. 1899)
  • 1982
    John Leonard “Jack” Swigert, Jr., American astronaut (b. 1931)
  • 1987
    Geoffrey D Lloyd, Chairman of the guild of British Newspaper editors (b. 1933)
  • 1988
    Hal Ashby, American film director (b. 1929)
  • 1992
    Kay Boyle, American writer (b. 1902)
  • 1993
    André Pilette, Belgian racing driver (b. 1918)
  • 1994
    Fanny Cradock, English food writer and broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • 1994
    J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (b. 1902)
  • 1995
    Genrikh Gasparyan, Armenian chess player and composer (b. 1910)
  • 1995
    Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian classical pianist (b. 1909)
  • 1997
    Billy Wright, Irish Protestant paramilitary leader (b. 1960)
  • 1997
    Brendan Gill, American columnist and humorist (b. 1914)
  • 2002
    George Roy Hill, American film director (b. 1922)
  • 2003
    Alan Bates, English actor (b. 1934)
  • 2003
    Iván Calderón, Puerto Rican baseball player (b. 1962)
  • 2003
    Vestal Goodman, American Gospel singer (b. 1929)
  • 2004
    Hank Garland, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 2005
    William Doody, Canadian politician (b. 1931)
  • 2007
    Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan (assassinated) (b. 1953)
  • 2007
    Jaan Kross, Estonian writer (b. 1920)
  • 2007
    Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Polish film director (b. 1922)
  • 2008
    Delaney Bramlett, American musician (b. 1939)
  • 2011
    Catê, Brazilian footballer (b. 1973)
  • 2011
    Helen Frankenthaler, American abstract expressionist painter (b. 1928)
  • 2011
    Johnny Wilson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
  • 2011
    Michael Dummett, British philosopher (b. 1925)

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