What happened on November 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 November 27

November 27 In HistoryNovember 27 is the 332nd day of the year 2020. There are 34 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday. This day falls under the 48th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Macdoel, California 96058 sunrise will occur at 07:12 AM and sunset will occur at 04:39 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Sagittarius. The modern birthstone for this month is Topaz while the mystical birthstone is Pearl.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 77 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For November 27

  • 176
    Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of Imperator and makes him Supreme Commander of the Roman legions.
  • 395
    Rufinus, praetorian prefect of the East, is murdered by Gothic mercenaries under Gainas.
  • 1095
    Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.
  • 1295
    The first elected representatives from Lancashire are called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as “The Model Parliament”.
  • 1703
    The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.
  • 1727
    The foundation stone to the Jerusalem’s Church in Berlin is laid.
  • 1807
    The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops.
  • 1815
    Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland.
  • 1830
    St. Catherine Laboure experiences a vision of the Blessed Virgin standing on a globe, crushing a serpent with her feet, and emanating rays of light from her hands.
  • 1839
    In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.
  • 1856
    The Coup of 1856 leads to Luxembourg’s unilateral adoption of a new, reactionary constitution.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Mine Run – Union forces under General George Meade position against troops led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape the Ohio Penitentiary and return safely to the South.
  • 1868
    Indian Wars: Battle of Washita River – United States Army Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an attack on Cheyenne living on reservation land.
  • 1886
    German judge Emil Hartwich sustains fatal injuries in a duel, which would become the background for “Effi Briest”, a classic work of German literature.
  • 1895
    At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.
  • 1901
    The U.S. Army War College is established.
  • 1912
    Spain declares a protectorate over the north shore of Morocco.
  • 1924
    In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
  • 1934
    Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.
  • 1940
    In Romania, the ruling party Iron Guard arrests and executes over 60 of exiled King Carol II of Romania’s aides, including former minister Nicolae Iorga.
  • 1940
    World War II: At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal Navy engages the Regia Marina in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • 1942
    World War II: At Toulon, the French navy scuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.
  • 1944
    World War II: An explosion at a Royal Air Force ammunition dump at Fauld, Staffordshire kills seventy people.
  • 1954
    Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
  • 1963
    The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.
  • 1963
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson makes his first address to Congress as president following the assassination of John F. Kennedy five days prior.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.
  • 1971
    The Soviet space program’s Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module. It malfunctions and crashes, but it is the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars.
  • 1973
    The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on December 6, the House confirmed him 387 to 35).
  • 1975
    The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter had announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
  • 1978
    In San Francisco, California, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.
  • 1978
    The Kurdish party PKK is founded in the city of Riha (Urfa) in Turkey.
  • 1983
    Avianca Flight 011, a Boeing 747 crashes near Madrid’s Barajas Airport, killing 181.
  • 1984
    Under the Brussels Agreement signed between the governments of the United Kingdom and Spain, the former agreed to enter into discussions with Spain over Gibraltar, including sovereignty.
  • 1989
    Avianca Flight 203, a Boeing 727, explodes in mid-air over Colombia, killing all 107 people on board and three people on the ground. The Medellín Cartel claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • 1991
    The United Nations Security Council adopts Security Council Resolution 721, leading the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia.
  • 1992
    For the second time in a year, military forces try to overthrow president Carlos Andres Perez in Venezuela.
  • 1997
    Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
  • 1999
    The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand’s history.
  • 2001
    A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
  • 2004
    Pope John Paul II returns the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • 2005
    The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.
  • 2006
    The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s motion to declare Quebec a nation within a unified Canada.
  • 2009
    A bomb explodes on the Nevsky Express train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, derailing it and causing 28 deaths and 96 injuries.

Who Were Born On November 27?

  • 1127
    Emperor Xiaozong of Song, Emperor of China (d. 1194)
  • 1576
    Shimazu Tadatsune, Ruler of Satsuma (d. 1638)
  • 1582
    Pierre Dupuy, French scholar (d. 1651)
  • 1630
    Archduke Sigismund Francis of Austria (d. 1665)
  • 1635
    Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, wife of Louis XIV of France (d. 1719)
  • 1701
    Anders Celsius, Swedish inventor and astronomer (d. 1744)
  • 1710
    Robert Lowth, British bishop (d. 1787)
  • 1746
    Increase Sumner, 5th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1799)
  • 1746
    Robert Livingston, negotiated the Louisiana Purchase from France (d. 1813)
  • 1754
    Georg Forster, German scientist (d. 1794)
  • 1779
    Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (d. 1865)
  • 1804
    Julius Benedict, German-born composer (d. 1885)
  • 1809
    Fanny Kemble, British actress (d. 1893)
  • 1833
    Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (d. 1897)
  • 1843
    Cornelius Vanderbilt II, American businessman (d. 1899)
  • 1843
    Elizabeth Stride, victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)
  • 1857
    Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1952)
  • 1865
    Janez Evangelist Krek, Slovene politician (d. 1917)
  • 1867
    Charles Koechlin, French composer (d. 1950)
  • 1871
    Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (d. 1950)
  • 1874
    Chaim Weizmann, 1st President of Israel (d. 1952)
  • 1874
    Charles A. Beard, American historian (d. 1948)
  • 1878
    Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian (Bengali) poet (d. 1948)
  • 1885
    Liviu Rebreanu, Romanian writer (d. 1944)
  • 1887
    Masaharu Homma, Japanese general (d. 1946)
  • 1894
    Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox saint (d. 1971)
  • 1894
    Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (d. 1989)
  • 1897
    Vito Genovese, American mafioso (d. 1969)
  • 1898
    Fredric Warburg, publisher and author (d. 1981)
  • 1901
    Ted Husing, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
  • 1903
    Lars Onsager, Norwegian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1907
    Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Indian poet (d. 2003)
  • 1907
    L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (d. 2000)
  • 1909
    Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (d. 1967)
  • 1909
    James Agee, American writer (d. 1955)
  • 1911
    David Merrick, American stage producer (d. 2000)
  • 1911
    Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and National Scientist (d. 2011)
  • 1916
    Chick Hearn, American sportscaster (d. 2002)
  • 1917
    Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (d. 1998)
  • 1920
    Abe Lenstra, Dutch footballer (d. 1985)
  • 1920
    Buster Merryfield, English actor (d. 1999)
  • 1921
    Alexander Dubček, Slovak politician (d. 1992)
  • 1925
    Ernie Wise, British comedian (d. 1999)
  • 1925
    John Maddox, British science writer and editor (d. 2009)
  • 1925
    Marshall Thompson, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1927
    Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian footballer (d. 1987)
  • 1928
    Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (d. 2005)
  • 1928
    Ronald William “Josh” Kirby, British artist (d. 2001)
  • 1930
    Joe DeNardo, Pittsburgh Meteorologist
  • 1930
    Rex Shelley, Singaporean author (d. 2009)
  • 1932
    Benigno Aquino, Jr., Philippine politician (d. 1983)
  • 1933
    Jacques Godbout, French Canadian novelist, journalist and filmmaker
  • 1934
    Al Jackson, Jr., American drummer, producer and songwriter (d. 1975)
  • 1934
    Ammo Baba, Iraqi-Assyrian footballer
  • 1934
    Gilbert Strang, American mathematician
  • 1935
    Daniel Charles, French philosopher and musicologist (d. 2008)
  • 1935
    Les Blank, American documentary filmmaker
  • 1937
    Gail Sheehy, American writer
  • 1939
    Dave Giusti, American baseball player
  • 1939
    Tony Green, British professional darts commentator
  • 1940
    Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist (d. 1973)
  • 1941
    Aimé Jacquet, French football manager
  • 1941
    Eddie Rabbitt, American singer (d. 1998)
  • 1941
    Louis van Dijk, Dutch pianist
  • 1942
    Henry Carr, American athlete
  • 1942
    Jimi Hendrix, American guitarist (d. 1970)
  • 1943
    Nicole Brossard, French Canadian poet
  • 1944
    Arthur “Neddy” Smith, Australian underworld figure
  • 1945
    Alain de Cadenet, English racing driver and television personality
  • 1945
    Barbara Anderson, American actress
  • 1945
    Phil Bloom, Dutch artist, entertainer and actress
  • 1947
    Don Adams, American basketball player
  • 1947
    Neil Rosenshein, American tenor
  • 1948
    James Avery, American actor
  • 1949
    Masanori Sekiya, Japanese racing driver
  • 1950
    Gran Hamada, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1951
    Jayne Kennedy, American sportscaster and actress
  • 1951
    Kathryn Bigelow, American film director
  • 1952
    Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis)
  • 1952
    James D. Wetherbee, American astronaut
  • 1952
    Sheila Copps, Canadian politician
  • 1953
    Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian singer (Aquarium)
  • 1953
    Curtis Armstrong, American actor
  • 1954
    Arthur Smith, British comedian and writer
  • 1954
    Kimmy Robertson, American actress
  • 1954
    Patricia McPherson, American actress
  • 1955
    Bill Nye (The science guy), American engineer and broadcaster
  • 1955
    Pierre Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956
    William Fichtner, American actor
  • 1957
    Caroline Kennedy, American journalist and attorney
  • 1957
    Frank Boeijen, Dutch singer, songwriter and guitarist
  • 1957
    Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish racecar driver
  • 1957
    Kevin O'Connell, American sound re-recording mixer
  • 1958
    Mike Scioscia, American baseball player and manager
  • 1959
    Charlie Burchill, Scottish guitarist and keyboardist (Simple Minds)
  • 1960
    Gianni Vernetti, Italian politician
  • 1960
    Ken O'Brien, American football player
  • 1960
    Kevin Henkes, American children’s book writer/illustrator
  • 1960
    Michael Rispoli, American actor
  • 1960
    Tim Pawlenty, American politician, 39th Governor of Minnesota
  • 1960
    Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian prime minister
  • 1961
    Steve Oedekerk, American film director, actor and comedian
  • 1962
    Charlie Benante, American drummer (Anthrax)
  • 1962
    Mike Bordin, American musician (Faith No More)
  • 1963
    Fisher Stevens, American actor
  • 1964
    Roberto Mancini, Italian football player and manager
  • 1964
    Robin Givens, American actress
  • 1966
    Andy Merrill, American voice actor
  • 1967
    Edson Ribeiro, Brazilian musician
  • 1967
    Shane Embury, British guitarist/bassist (Napalm Death)
  • 1968
    Michael Vartan, French-born actor
  • 1969
    Myles Kennedy, American musician
  • 1970
    Brooke Langton, American actress
  • 1970
    Erik Menendez, American convict
  • 1970
    Patricia Zentilli, Canadian actress
  • 1971
    Larry Allen, American football player
  • 1971
    Nick Van Exel, American basketball player
  • 1972
    Shane Salerno, American screenwriter
  • 1973
    Evan Karagias, American professional wrestler
  • 1973
    Samantha Harris, American model and host
  • 1973
    Sharlto Copley, South African producer, actor and director
  • 1973
    Twista, American rapper
  • 1974
    Kirk Acevedo, American actor
  • 1975
    Bad Azz, American rapper and actor
  • 1975
    Martin Gramatica, Argentinian-American football player
  • 1976
    Chad Kilger, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1976
    Jaleel White, American actor
  • 1976
    Jean Grae, South African–born rapper
  • 1977
    Mika Tan, American pornographic actress
  • 1978
    Jimmy Rollins, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Mike Skinner, English musician (The Streets)
  • 1978
    Radek Štěpánek, Czech tennis player
  • 1978
    Shy Love, American pornographic actress
  • 1978
    Tim Yeung, American drummer (Vital Remains)
  • 1979
    Danielle Foxxx, Brazilian pornographic actress
  • 1979
    Hilary Hahn, American violinist
  • 1979
    Shin Hyesung, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • 1979
    Teemu Tainio, Finnish footballer
  • 1980
    Michael Yardy, English cricketer
  • 1981
    Bruno Alves, Portuguese footballer
  • 1981
    Gary Lucy, English actor
  • 1981
    Matthew Taylor, English footballer
  • 1982
    David Bellion, French footballer
  • 1983
    Professor Green, British Rapper
  • 1984
    Domata Peko, American football player
  • 1985
    Alison Pill, Canadian actress
  • 1985
    Klara Ósk Elíasdóttir, Icelandic singer
  • 1986
    Steven Silva, Filipino television actor
  • 1986
    Suresh Kumar Raina, Indian cricketer

Who Died On November 27?

  • 8 BC
    Horace, Roman poet (b. 65 BC)
  • 395
    Rufinus, Roman consul and praetorian prefect
  • 450
    Galla Placidia, daughter of Theodosius I (b. 392)
  • 511
    Clovis I, King of the Franks (b. c. 466)
  • 602
    Maurice, Byzantine emperor, (b. 539) and his younger sons (executed)
  • 835
    Muhammad at-Taqi, Shia Imam (b. 811)
  • 1198
    Queen Constance of Sicily, wife of Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1154)
  • 1474
    Guillaume Dufay, Flemish composer
  • 1570
    Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1486)
  • 1592
    Nakagawa Hidemasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1568)
  • 1632
    John Eliot, English statesman (b. 1592)
  • 1680
    Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit scholar (b. 1601)
  • 1754
    Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (b. 1667)
  • 1811
    Andrew Meikle, British mechanical engineer (b. 1719)
  • 1852
    Ada Lovelace, British mathematician (b. 1815)
  • 1894
    Johanna von Puttkamer, Prussian noblewoman, wife of Otto von Bismarck (b. 1824)
  • 1895
    Alexandre Dumas, fils, French author (b. 1824)
  • 1901
    Clement Studebaker, American automobile manufacturer (b. 1831)
  • 1908
    Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (b. 1827)
  • 1920
    Alexius Meinong, Austrian philosopher (b. 1853)
  • 1921
    Douglas Colin Cameron, Canadian politician (b. 1854)
  • 1931
    Lya De Putti, Hungarian actress (b. 1899)
  • 1932
    Evelyn Preer, American actress and singer (b. 1896)
  • 1934
    Baby Face Nelson, American gangster (b. 1908)
  • 1936
    Basil Zaharoff, Greek financier and arms dealer (b. 1849)
  • 1940
    Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer and politician (b. 1871)
  • 1943
    Ivo Lola Ribar, Croatian communist and partisan (b. 1916)
  • 1944
    Leonid Mandelshtam, Russian physicist (b. 1879)
  • 1953
    Eugene O'Neill, American writer and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1955
    Arthur Honegger, French-born Swiss composer (b. 1892)
  • 1958
    Artur Rodziński, Polish conductor (b. 1892)
  • 1960
    Dirk Jan de Geer, Dutch nobleman, lawyer, conservative statesman and prime minister of the Netherlands (b. 1870)
  • 1973
    Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1887)
  • 1975
    Ross McWhirter, British co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (assassinated) (b. 1925)
  • 1978
    George Moscone, Mayor of San Francisco (assassinated) (b. 1929)
  • 1978
    Harvey Milk, American politician, civil rights activist (assassinated) (b. 1930)
  • 1980
    F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (b. 1882)
  • 1981
    Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer and actress (b. 1898)
  • 1983
    Kostas Mentis, Greek actor (b. 1913)
  • 1987
    Sian Kingi, Australian murder victim (b. 1974)
  • 1988
    Jan Hein Donner, a Dutch chess grandmaster (b. 1927)
  • 1988
    John Carradine, American actor (b. 1906)
  • 1990
    Basilis C. Xanthopoulos, Greek theoretical physicist (assassinated) (b. 1951)
  • 1990
    David White, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 1992
    Ivan Generalić, Croatian painter (b. 1914)
  • 1994
    Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and musicologist (b. 1906)
  • 1998
    Barbara Acklin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 1999
    Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and author (b. 1925)
  • 1999
    Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)
  • 2000
    Len Shackleton, English former footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2005
    Jocelyn Brando, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2005
    Joe Jones, American R&B singer (b. 1926)
  • 2006
    Alan Freeman, British disc jockey known by his nickname ‘Fluff’(b. 1927)
  • 2006
    Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
  • 2006
    Casey Coleman, American sportscaster (b. 1951)
  • 2006
    Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
  • 2007
    Bernie Banton, Australian asbestos campaigner (b. 1946)
  • 2007
    Bill Willis, American football player (b. 1921)
  • 2007
    Robert Cade, American doctor and inventor of Gatorade (b. 1927)
  • 2007
    Sean Taylor, American football player (b. 1983)
  • 2008
    V. P. Singh, Indian Prime Minister (b. 1931)
  • 2010
    Irvin Kershner, American director (b. 1923)
  • 2011
    Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1969)

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