What happened on July 27? There are more than 293 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 July 27

July 27 In HistoryJuly 27 is the 209th day of the year 2020. There are 157 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday. This day falls under the 31st week of the year 2020.

On this day in Las Vegas, Nevada 89102 sunrise occured at 05:44 AM and sunset occured at 07:49 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Leo. The modern birthstone for this month is Ruby while the mystical birthstone is Ruby.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 200 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For July 27

  • 1054
    Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland somewhere north of the Firth of Forth.
  • 1189
    Friedrich Barbarossa arrives at Niš, the capital of Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade.
  • 1202
    Battle of Basian.
  • 1214
    Battle of Bouvines: in France, Philip II of France defeats John of England.
  • 1302
    Battle of Bapheus: decisive Ottoman victory over the Byzantines opening up Bithynia for Turkish conquest.
  • 1549
    The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier’s ship reaches Japan.
  • 1663
    The English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports.
  • 1689
    Glorious Revolution: the Battle of Killiecrankie ends.
  • 1694
    A Royal Charter is granted to the Bank of England.
  • 1720
    The Battle of Grengam marks the second important victory of the Russian Navy.
  • 1778
    American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant – British and French fleets fight to a standoff.
  • 1789
    The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).
  • 1794
    French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 “enemies of the Revolution”.
  • 1862
    Sailing from San Francisco to Panama City, the SS Golden Gate catches fire and sinks off Manzanillo, Mexico, killing 231.
  • 1865
    Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.
  • 1866
    The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland.
  • 1880
    Second Anglo-Afghan War: Battle of Maiwand – Afghan forces led by Ayub Khan defeat the British Army in battle near Maiwand, Afghanistan.
  • 1900
    Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, “Hun” would be a disparaging name for Germans.
  • 1914
    Felix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Philippine government.
  • 1917
    The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
  • 1919
    The Chicago Race Riot erupts after a racial incident occurred on a South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period.
  • 1921
    Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.
  • 1928
    Tich Freeman becomes the only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before the end of July.
  • 1929
    The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 nations.
  • 1940
    The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
  • 1941
    Japanese troops occupy French Indo-China.
  • 1942
    World War II: Allied forces successfully halt the final Axis advance into Egypt.
  • 1949
    Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
  • 1953
    Fighting in the Korean War ends when the United States, the People’s Republic of China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
  • 1955
    The Allied occupation of Austria stemming from World War II, ends.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
  • 1974
    Watergate Scandal: the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon.
  • 1976
    Former Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka is arrested on suspicion of violating foreign exchange and foreign trade laws in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals.
  • 1981
    6 year old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.
  • 1981
    British television: on Coronation Street, Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Langton, which proves to be a national event scoring massive viewer numbers for the show.
  • 1983
    Black July: 18 Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo are massacred by Sinhalese prisoners, the second such massacre in two days.
  • 1987
    RMS Titanic, Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
  • 1990
    The Jamaat al Muslimeen attempt a coup d'état in Trinidad and Tobago, occupying the Trinidad and the studios of Trinidad and Tobago Television, holding Prime Minister A. N. R. Robinson and most of his Cabinet as well as the staff at the television station hostage for 6 days.
  • 1990
    The Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian Soviet Republic declares independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union. Until 1996 the day is celebrated as the Independence Day of Belarus; after a referendum held that year the celebration of independence is moved to June 3.
  • 1995
    The Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1996
    Centennial Olympic Park bombing: in Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. One woman (Alice Hawthorne) is killed, and a cameraman suffers a heart attack fleeing the scene. 111 are injured.
  • 1997
    About 50 people are killed in the Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria.
  • 2002
    Ukraine airshow disaster: a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history.
  • 2005
    STS-114: NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft.
  • 2006
    The Federal Republic of Germany is deemed guilty in the loss of Bashkirian 2937 and DHL Flight 611, because it is illegal to outsource flight surveillance.
  • 2007
    Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: news helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase;

Who Were Born On July 27?

  • 1452
    Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1508)
  • 1667
    Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1748)
  • 1733
    Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (d. 1779)
  • 1740
    Jeanne Baré, French explorer (d. 1803)
  • 1752
    Samuel Smith, American politician (d. 1839)
  • 1768
    Charlotte Corday, French aristocrat who killed Jean-Paul Marat (d. 1793)
  • 1773
    Jakob Aall, Norwegian journalist and statesman (d. 1844)
  • 1777
    Henry Trevor, 21st Baron Dacre, British peer and soldier (d. 1853)
  • 1777
    Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet (d. 1844)
  • 1781
    Mauro Giuliani, Italian composer (d. 1828)
  • 1784
    Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (d. 1839)
  • 1812
    Thomas Clingman, American Confederate general (d. 1897)
  • 1824
    Alexandre Dumas, fils, French author (d. 1895)
  • 1833
    Thomas George Bonney, English geologist (d. 1923)
  • 1835
    Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1907)
  • 1848
    Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1848
    Thomas Herbst German painter (d. 1915)
  • 1853
    Vladimir Korolenko, Ukrainian-Russian writer (d. 1921)
  • 1857
    José Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rican politician (d. 1921)
  • 1866
    António José de Almeida, Portuguese politician and 6th President of Portugal (d. 1929)
  • 1867
    Enrique Granados, Spanish composer (d. 1916)
  • 1870
    Hilaire Belloc, English writer (d. 1953)
  • 1877
    Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian composer and conductor (d. 1960)
  • 1879
    Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1960)
  • 1881
    Hans Fischer, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1945)
  • 1882
    Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (d. 1965)
  • 1886
    Ernst May, German architect (d. 1970)
  • 1889
    Vera Karalli, Russian ballerina and actress (d. 1972)
  • 1891
    Jacob van der Hoeden, Dutch-Israeli veterinary scientist (d. 1968)
  • 1896
    Henri Longchambon, French politician (d. 1969)
  • 1896
    Sir Robert George, British RAF officer and Governor of South Australia (d. 1967)
  • 1903
    Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician (d. 2002)
  • 1903
    Nikolay Cherkasov, Russian actor (d. 1966)
  • 1905
    Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)
  • 1906
    Herbert Jasper, Canadian physiologist and neurologist (d. 1999)
  • 1906
    Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and activist (d. 2000)
  • 1908
    Joseph Mitchell, American writer (d. 1996)
  • 1910
    Julien Gracq, French writer (d. 2007)
  • 1911
    Rayner Heppenstall, British novelist (d. 1981)
  • 1912
    Vernon Elliott, British bassoonist, conductor and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1913
    Gérard Côté, Quebec marathon runner (d. 1993)
  • 1913
    George L. Street III American Navy Submariner (d. 2000)
  • 1915
    Josef Priller, German fighter pilot (d. 1961)
  • 1915
    Mario Del Monaco, Italian tenor (d. 1982)
  • 1916
    Elizabeth Hardwick, American literary critic and novelist (d. 2007)
  • 1916
    Keenan Wynn, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1916
    Skippy Williams, American jazz tenor saxophonist and musical arranger (d. 1994)
  • 1917
    Bourvil, French actor (d. 1970)
  • 1918
    Leonard Rose, American cellist (d. 1984)
  • 1921
    Émile Genest, Quebec actor (d. 2003)
  • 1922
    Adolfo Celi, Italian actor (d. 1986)
  • 1922
    Norman Lear, American television writer and producer
  • 1923
    Masutatsu Oyama, Japanese Kyokushin founder (d. 1994)
  • 1924
    Otar Taktakishvili, Georgian composer, teacher, conductor, and writer on music (d. 1989)
  • 1924
    Vincent Canby, American film critic (d. 2000)
  • 1927
    Sat Mahajan, Indian politician
  • 1928
    Karloff Lagarde, Mexican lucha libre wrestler (d. 2007)
  • 1929
    Harvey Fuqua, R&B singer, songwriter, & record producer (d. 2010)
  • 1929
    Jack Higgins, British novelist
  • 1929
    Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher (d. 2007)
  • 1929
    Marc Wilkinson, Australian composer and conductor
  • 1930
    Shirley Williams, British politician
  • 1931
    Jerry Van Dyke, American actor
  • 1931
    Khieu Samphan, Cambodian politician
  • 1932
    Forest Able, American basketball player
  • 1933
    Nick Reynolds, American folk singer
  • 1933
    Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer (d. 1995)
  • 1935
    Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1936
    J. Robert Hooper, American politician
  • 1937
    Don Galloway, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1938
    Gary Gygax, American role-playing game creator (Dungeons & Dragons) (d. 2008)
  • 1938
    Isabelle Aubret, French singer
  • 1939
    Michael Longley, Northern Irish poet
  • 1940
    Pina Bausch, German dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)
  • 1941
    Christian Boesch, Austrian baritone
  • 1941
    Johannes Fritsch, German composer (d. 2010)
  • 1942
    Édith Butler, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1942
    Dennis Ralston, American tennis player
  • 1942
    John Pleshette, American actor
  • 1944
    Barbara Thompson (musician), English jazz saxophonist, flautist and composer
  • 1944
    Bobbie Gentry, American singer and songwriter
  • 1944
    Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist
  • 1944
    Tony Capstick, English comedian (d. 2003)
  • 1946
    Peter Reading, English poet (d. 2011)
  • 1946
    Rade Šerbedžija, Croatian actor
  • 1947
    Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (d. 2008)
  • 1948
    Betty Thomas, American actor and film director
  • 1948
    Henny Vrienten, Dutch composer of TV and film scores, former bassist
  • 1948
    Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician, singer and song writer (d. 1990)
  • 1948
    Peggy Fleming, American figure skater
  • 1949
    André Dupont, Quebec ice hockey player
  • 1949
    Maureen McGovern, American singer
  • 1949
    Maury Chaykin, American-born Canadian actor (d. 2010)
  • 1949
    Robert Rankin, English novelist
  • 1949
    Rory MacDonald, bassist (Runrig)
  • 1950
    Simon Jones, English actor
  • 1952
    Hannu-Pekka Hänninen, Finnish sports commentator
  • 1952
    Roxanne Hart, American actress
  • 1953
    Yahoo Serious, Australian comedian
  • 1954
    G. S. Bali, Indian politician
  • 1954
    Philippe Alliot, French race car driver
  • 1955
    Allan Border, Australian cricketer
  • 1955
    Cat Bauer, American novelist
  • 1956
    Carol Leifer, American actress
  • 1957
    Allan Simmons, British Scrabble player
  • 1957
    Bill Engvall, American comedian
  • 1957
    Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler
  • 1958
    Christopher Dean, English figure skater
  • 1959
    Hugh Green, American football player
  • 1959
    Joe DeSa, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1959
    Yiannos Papantoniou, Greek politician
  • 1960
    Conway Savage, piano, organ, backing vocalist (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds)
  • 1962
    Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (d. 2005)
  • 1963
    Donnie Yen, Hong Kong film actor
  • 1963
    Karrin Allyson, American Jazz vocalist
  • 1964
    Rex Brown, American bassist (Pantera)
  • 1965
    José Luis Chilavert, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1967
    Craig Wolanin, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1967
    David Chacón Perez, Venezuelan award-winning producer and artistic director
  • 1967
    Juliana Hatfield, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (Blake Babies, Some Girls)
  • 1967
    Kellie Waymire, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1967
    Neil Smith, English cricketer
  • 1967
    Sasha Mitchell, American actor
  • 1968
    Cliff Curtis, New Zealand actor
  • 1968
    Julian McMahon, Australian actor
  • 1968
    Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Italian actress
  • 1968
    Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver
  • 1968
    Tom Goodwin, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Giannis Milonas, Greek basketball player
  • 1969
    Jonty Rhodes, South African cricketer
  • 1969
    Timo Maas, German electronica DJ
  • 1969
    Triple H, American professional wrestler
  • 1970
    Nikolaj Coster Waldau, Danish actor
  • 1972
    Jill Arrington, American sports reporter
  • 1972
    Maya Rudolph, American actress and comedian
  • 1972
    Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Malaysian astronaut, the first Malaysian in space
  • 1972
    Takako Fuji, Japanese actress
  • 1973
    Abe Cunningham, American drummer (Deftones)
  • 1973
    Cassandra Clare, American author
  • 1973
    Erik Nijs, Belgian long jumper
  • 1973
    Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1974
    Eason Chan, Hong Kong singer
  • 1974
    Pete Yorn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1975
    Alessandro Pistone, Italian footballer
  • 1975
    Alex Rodriguez, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Fred Mascherino, American guitarist (Taking Back Sunday)
  • 1975
    Shea Hillenbrand, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Scott Mason, Australian cricketer (d. 2005)
  • 1977
    Foo Swee Chin, Singaporean comic book artist
  • 1977
    Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Irish actor
  • 1978
    Diarmuid O'Sullivan, Irish Hurler
  • 1979
    Jorge Arce, Mexican boxer
  • 1979
    Shannon Moore, American professional wrestler
  • 1979
    Sidney Govou, French footballer
  • 1980
    Allan Davis, Australian cyclist
  • 1980
    Nick Nemeth, American professional wrestler
  • 1981
    Christopher Weselek, German rugby player
  • 1981
    Collins Obuya, Kenyan cricketer
  • 1981
    Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Neil Harbisson, British-born Spanish artist
  • 1983
    Blair Redford, American actor
  • 1983
    Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer
  • 1983
    Lorik Cana, Albanian footballer
  • 1983
    Martijn Maaskant, Dutch cyclist
  • 1984
    Iekeliene Stange, Dutch high fashion model
  • 1984
    Kenny Wormald, American dancer and actor
  • 1984
    Taylor Schilling, American actress
  • 1984
    Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Japanese baseball player
  • 1985
    Benedita Pereira, Portuguese actress
  • 1985
    Lou Taylor Pucci, American actor
  • 1985
    Matteo Pratichetti, Italian rugby player
  • 1986
    Courtney Kupets, American gymnast
  • 1986
    Ryan Griffen, Australian rules footballer
  • 1987
    Jacoby Ford, American football player
  • 1987
    Jordan Hill, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Marek Hamšík, Slovakian footballer
  • 1988
    Adam Biddle, Australian footballer
  • 1989
    Charlotte Arnold, Canadian actress
  • 1989
    Mohamed Bangura, Sierra Leonean footballer
  • 1990
    Cheyenne Kimball, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gloriana)
  • 1990
    Indiana Evans, Australian actress
  • 1990
    Nick Hogan, American reality TV star
  • 1994
    Spencer Achtymichuk, Canadian actor

Who Died On July 27?

  • 432
    Pope Celestine I
  • 1101
    Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (b. 1074)
  • 1276
    King James I of Aragon (b. 1208)
  • 1365
    Duke Rudolf IV of Austria (b. 1339)
  • 1656
    Salomo Glassius, German theologian (b. 1593)
  • 1675
    Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, Marshal of France (b. 1611)
  • 1759
    Pierre Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician (b. 1698)
  • 1770
    Robert Dinwiddie, British colonial governor of Virginia (b. 1693)
  • 1841
    Mikhail Lermontov, Russian writer, poet and painter (b. 1814)
  • 1844
    John Dalton, English physicist and chemist (b. 1776)
  • 1863
    William Lowndes Yancey, American Confederate leader (b. 1813)
  • 1876
    Albertus van Raalte, Dutch-American religious leader (b. 1811)
  • 1883
    Montgomery Blair, American politician (b. 1813)
  • 1917
    Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, Nobel laureate (b. 1841)
  • 1924
    Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist (b. 1866)
  • 1931
    Auguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (b. 1848)
  • 1934
    Hubert Lyautey, French army general and marshal (b. 1854)
  • 1941
    Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand artist (b. 1858)
  • 1946
    Gertrude Stein, American writer (b. 1874)
  • 1948
    Joe Tinker, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1948
    Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (b. 1898)
  • 1958
    Claire Chennault, American military leader (b. 1893)
  • 1962
    James H. Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (b. 1895)
  • 1962
    Richard Aldington, English poet (b. 1892)
  • 1965
    Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
  • 1968
    Babe Adams, American baseball player (b. 1882)
  • 1970
    António de Oliveira Salazar, Portuguese statesman (b. 1889)
  • 1971
    Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1924)
  • 1978
    Bob Heffron, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1890)
  • 1978
    Willem van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (b. 1907)
  • 1980
    Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Pahlavi Shah of Iran (b. 1919)
  • 1981
    Adam Walsh, American kidnap and murder victim and son of John Walsh (b. 1974)
  • 1981
    William Wyler, German-born American film director (b. 1902)
  • 1984
    James Mason, English actor (b. 1909)
  • 1985
    Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball player (b. 1889)
  • 1986
    Nikos Nikolaou, Greek artist (b. 1909)
  • 1987
    Travis Jackson, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1988
    Frank Zamboni, American inventor (b. 1901)
  • 1990
    Bobby Day, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 1991
    John Friedrich, German-Australian engineer and conman (b. 1950)
  • 1992
    Max Dupain, Australian photographer (b. 1911)
  • 1992
    Tzeni Karezi, Greek film and theatre actress (b. 1932)
  • 1993
    Reggie Lewis, American basketball player (b. 1965)
  • 1994
    Kevin Carter, South African photographer (b. 1960)
  • 1995
    Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-born American composer (b. 1907)
  • 1995
    Rick Ferrell, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • 1998
    Binnie Barnes, British actress (b. 1903)
  • 1999
    Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (b. 1912)
  • 1999
    Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1915)
  • 2000
    Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (b. 1929)
  • 2001
    Leon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (b. 1952)
  • 2001
    Rhonda Sing, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • 2003
    Bob Hope, English-born American entertainer (b. 1903)
  • 2003
    Vance Hartke, American politician (b. 1919)
  • 2005
    Marten Toonder, Dutch comic writer (b. 1912)
  • 2006
    Maryann Mahaffey, American politician (b. 1925)
  • 2007
    James Oyebola, English heavyweight boxer (b. 1961)
  • 2007
    Lucky Grills, Australian actor (b. 1928)
  • 2008
    Horst Stein, German conductor (b. 1928)
  • 2008
    Isaac Saba Raffoul, Mexican businessman (b. 1923)
  • 2008
    Youssef Chahine, Egyptian film director (b. 1926)
  • 2010
    Jack Tatum, American football player (b. 1948)
  • 2010
    Maury Chaykin, American-born Canadian actor (b. 1949)
  • 2011
    Bejaratana Rajasuda, Princess of Thailand (b. 1925)

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