What happened on September 27? There are more than 314 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 September 27

September 27 In HistorySeptember 27 is the 271st day of the year 2020. There are 95 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday. This day falls under the 39th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Puposky, Minnesota 56667 sunrise occured at 07:14 AM and sunset occured at 07:05 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Libra. The modern birthstone for this month is Sapphire while the mystical birthstone is Agate.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 138 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For September 27

  • 489
    Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona, and is defeated again.
  • 1066
    William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Somme River, beginning the Norman Conquest of England.
  • 1331
    The Battle of Płowce between the Kingdom of Poland and the Teutonic Order is fought.
  • 1422
    after the brief Gollub War the Teutonic Knights sign the Treaty of Melno with the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania
  • 1529
    The Siege of Vienna begins when Suleiman I attacks the city.
  • 1540
    The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) receives its charter from Pope Paul III.
  • 1590
    Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.
  • 1605
    The armies of Sweden are defeated by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
  • 1669
    The Venetians surrender the fortress of Candia to the Ottomans, thus ending the 21-year long Siege of Candia.
  • 1777
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the capital of the United States, for one day.
  • 1821
    Mexico gains its independence from Spain.
  • 1822
    Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.
  • 1825
    The Stockton and Darlington Railway opens, and begins operation of the world’s first service of locomotive-hauled passenger trains.
  • 1854
    The steamship SS Arctic sinks with 300 people on board. This marks the first great disaster in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1903
    Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.
  • 1905
    The physics journal Annalen der Physik received Albert Einstein’s paper “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, introducing the equation E=mc².
  • 1908
    The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1916
    Iyasu is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zauditu.
  • 1922
    King Constantine I of Greece abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, King George II.
  • 1928
    The Republic of China is recognised by the United States.
  • 1930
    Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Amateur Championship to complete the Grand Slam of golf. The old structure of the grand slam was the U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Amateur, and British Amateur.
  • 1937
    Balinese Tiger declared extinct.
  • 1938
    Ocean liner Queen Elizabeth launched in Glasgow.
  • 1940
    World War II: The Tripartite Pact is signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.
  • 1941
    The SS Patrick Henry is launched becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.
  • 1942
    Last day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps troops barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces near the Matanikau River.
  • 1944
    The Kassel Mission results in the largest loss by a USAAF group on any mission in World War II.
  • 1949
    The first Plenary Session of the National People’s Congress approves the design of the Flag of the People’s Republic of China.
  • 1954
    The nationwide debut of Tonight! (The Tonight Show) hosted by Steve Allen on NBC.
  • 1956
    USAF Captain Milburn G. Apt becomes the first man to exceed Mach 3 while flying the Bell X-2. Shortly thereafter, the craft goes out of control and Captain Apt is killed.
  • 1959
    Nearly 5000 people die on the main Japanese island of Honshū as the result of a typhoon.
  • 1961
    Sierra Leone joins the United Nations.
  • 1962
    The Yemen Arab Republic is established.
  • 1964
    The British TSR-2 aircraft XR219 makes its maiden flight from Boscombe Down in Wiltshire.
  • 1968
    The stage musical Hair opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where it played 1,998 performances until its closure was forced by the roof collapsing in July 1973.
  • 1979
    The United States Department of Education receives final approval from the U.S. Congress to become the 13th US Cabinet agency.
  • 1983
    Richard Stallman announces the GNU project to develop a free Unix-like operating system.
  • 1993
    The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.
  • 1995
    The Government of the United States unveils the first of its redesigned bank notes with the 0 bill featuring a larger portrait of Benjamin Franklin slightly off-center.
  • 1996
    In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
  • 1996
    The Julie N. tanker ship crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.
  • 1997
    Communications are suddenly lost with the Mars Pathfinder space probe.
  • 1998
    The Google internet search engine retrospectively claims this as its birthday.
  • 2001
    Zug massacre: In Zug, Switzerland, Friedrich Leibacher shoots 18 citizens, killing 14 and then kills himself.
  • 2002
    Timor-Leste (East Timor) joins the United Nations.
  • 2003
    Smart 1 satellite is launched.
  • 2008
    CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.

Who Were Born On September 27?

  • 823
    Ermentrude of Orléans, consort of Charles the Bald (d. 869)
  • 1271
    Wenceslaus II of Bohemia and Poland (d. 1305)
  • 1275
    John II of Brabant (d. 1312)
  • 1389
    Cosimo de' Medici, Italian art patron and de facto ruler of Florence (d. 1464)
  • 1544
    Takenaka Shigeharu, Japanese samurai (d. 1579)
  • 1601
    King Louis XIII of France (d. 1643)
  • 1627
    Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop (d. 1704)
  • 1643
    Solomon Stoddard, American Puritan clergyman
  • 1657
    Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, regent of Russia (d. 1704)
  • 1696
    Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Italian Catholic bishop (d. 1787)
  • 1719
    Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician (d. 1800)
  • 1722
    Samuel Adams, American revolutionary leader (d. 1803)
  • 1729
    Michael Denis, Austrian poet (d. 1800)
  • 1765
    Antoine Philippe de La Trémoille, French counterrevolutionary (d. 1794)
  • 1772
    Martha Jefferson Randolph, daughter of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1836)
  • 1803
    Samuel Francis du Pont, American admiral (d. 1865)
  • 1805
    George Müller, Prussian orphanage builder (d. 1898)
  • 1818
    Adolph Wilhelm Hermann Kolbe, German chemist (d. 1884)
  • 1821
    Henri Frederic Amiel, Swiss writer (d. 1881)
  • 1824
    William “Bull” Nelson, American Civil War general (d. 1862)
  • 1830
    William Babcock Hazen, American Civil War general (d. 1887)
  • 1838
    Lawrence Sullivan Ross, American Confederate general and 19th Governor of Texas (d. 1898)
  • 1840
    Thomas Nast, German-born American political cartoonist (d. 1902)
  • 1842
    Alphonse Francois Renard, Belgian geologist (d. 1903)
  • 1843
    Gaston Tarry, French mathematician (d. 1913)
  • 1861
    Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, sister of Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1933)
  • 1864
    Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and Catholic Priest (d. 1938)
  • 1866
    Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic Blessed (d. 1932)
  • 1871
    Grazia Deledda, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)
  • 1879
    Cyril Scott, English composer (d. 1970)
  • 1879
    Hans Hahn, Austrian mathematician (d. 1934)
  • 1885
    Charles Benjamin Howard, Canadian industrialist and politician (d. 1964)
  • 1885
    Harry Blackstone, Sr., American magician (d. 1965)
  • 1894
    Lothar von Richthofen German pilot (d. 1922)
  • 1894
    Olive Tell, American actress (d. 1951)
  • 1895
    Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (d. 1948)
  • 1896
    Sam Ervin, American politician (d. 1985)
  • 1898
    Vincent Youmans, American composer and producer (d. 1946)
  • 1904
    Edvard Kocbek, Slovenian poet and politician (d. 1981)
  • 1906
    Jim Thompson, American author (d. 1977)
  • 1906
    William Empson, British poet (d. 1984)
  • 1907
    Bernard Miles, English character actor, writer and director (d. 1991)
  • 1907
    Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)
  • 1907
    Maurice Blanchot, French philosopher (d. 2003)
  • 1911
    John Harvey, actor (d. 1982)
  • 1911
    Marcey Jacobson, American photographer (d. 2009)
  • 1913
    Albert Ellis, American psychologist (d. 2007)
  • 1916
    Frank Handlen, American artist
  • 1916
    S. Yizhar, Israeli author (d. 2006)
  • 1917
    Carl Ballantine, American magician and entertainer (d. 2009)
  • 1917
    Louis Auchincloss, American novelist (d. 2010)
  • 1917
    William T. Orr, American television producer (d. 2002)
  • 1918
    Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, Nobel laureate (d. 1984)
  • 1919
    Charles H. Percy, American politician (d. 2011)
  • 1919
    James H. Wilkinson, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1919
    Johnny Pesky, American baseball player
  • 1920
    Jayne Meadows, American actress
  • 1920
    William Conrad, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1921
    Milton Subotsky, American TV and film producer (d. 1991)
  • 1922
    Arthur Penn, American director (d. 2010)
  • 1922
    Sammy Benskin, African American pianist and bandleader (d. 1992)
  • 1924
    Bernard Waber, American author
  • 1924
    Bud Powell, American jazz pianist (d. 1966)
  • 1924
    Fred Singer, American scientist
  • 1924
    Josef Škvorecký, Czech writer and publisher
  • 1927
    Chrysostomos I, Greek orthodox Archbishop of Cyprus (d. 2007)
  • 1927
    Red Rodney, jazz trumpeter (d. 1994)
  • 1927
    Romano Scarpa, Italian comic book artist (d. 2005)
  • 1927
    Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1929
    Barbara Murray, English actress
  • 1929
    Calvin Jones, American trombonist, bassist, pianist, bandleader, composer and educator (d. 2004)
  • 1931
    Freddy Quinn, Austrian singer
  • 1932
    Gabriel Loubier, Canadian politician
  • 1932
    Geoff Bent, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1932
    Michael Colvin, British politician
  • 1932
    Oliver E. Williamson, American economist
  • 1932
    Roger C. Carmel, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1932
    Yash Chopra, Indian director
  • 1933
    Greg Morris, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1933
    Rodney Cotterill, Danish-born English physicist (d. 2007)
  • 1933
    Will Sampson, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1934
    Claude Jarman Jr., American actor
  • 1934
    Dick Schaap, American sports reporter (d. 2001)
  • 1934
    Wilford Brimley, American actor
  • 1935
    Al MacNeil, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1936
    Don Cornelius, American television host
  • 1936
    Gordon Honeycombe, British playwright
  • 1938
    Jean-Loup Dabadie, French lyricist and screenwriter
  • 1939
    Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
  • 1939
    Ioannis Banias, Greek politician
  • 1939
    Kathy Whitworth, American golfer
  • 1940
    Benoni Beheyt, Belgian cyclist
  • 1941
    Don Nix, songwriter, composer, arranger, musician, and author
  • 1941
    Gay Kayler, Australian country music singer
  • 1941
    Peter Bonetti, English footballer
  • 1941
    Serge Ménard, Québécois politician
  • 1942
    Alvin Stardust, English singer
  • 1942
    Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist (d. 2008)
  • 1943
    Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat
  • 1943
    Randy Bachman, Canadian musician
  • 1944
    Gary Sutherland, American baseball player
  • 1945
    Bob Spiers, British television director (d. 2008)
  • 1945
    Jack Goldstein, Canadian artist (d. 2003)
  • 1945
    Kay Ryan, American poet
  • 1945
    Max Boyce, Welsh comedian
  • 1946
    Nicos Anastasiades, Greek-Cypriot politician, leader of Democratic Rally
  • 1946
    Robin Nedwell, English comedy actor (d. 1999)
  • 1946
    T.C. Cannon, American artist (d. 1978)
  • 1947
    Barbara Dickson, Scottish singer
  • 1947
    Denis Lawson, Scottish actor
  • 1947
    Liz Torres, American actress and singer
  • 1947
    Meat Loaf, American singer
  • 1948
    A Martinez, American actor
  • 1948
    Duncan Fletcher, Rhodesian-born Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
  • 1948
    Les Chapman, English footballer and football manager
  • 1948
    Michele Dotrice, English actress
  • 1948
    Robin Jackson, Northern Irish loyalist (d. 1998)
  • 1948
    Tom Braidwood, Canadian actor
  • 1949
    Graham Richardson, Australian politician
  • 1949
    Jahn Teigen, Norwegian singer
  • 1949
    Mike Schmidt, American baseball player
  • 1950
    Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japanese actor
  • 1951
    David Starobin, American classical guitarist, record producer, and film director
  • 1951
    Jim Shooter, American comic book writer
  • 1951
    Michel Rivard, Québécois singer and composer (Beau Dommage)
  • 1951
    Paul Craig, British law professor
  • 1952
    André Viger, French Canadian marathoner
  • 1952
    Didier Dubois, French mathematician
  • 1952
    Dumitru Prunariu, Romanian cosmonaut
  • 1952
    Katie Fforde, née Gordon-Cumming, British writer
  • 1953
    Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer
  • 1953
    Diane Julie Abbott, British politician
  • 1953
    Greg Ham, Australian musician and songwriter (Men at Work)
  • 1953
    Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
  • 1953
    Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaican bassist and producer
  • 1954
    Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Russian violinist and conductor
  • 1954
    Ray Hadley, Australian radio broadcaster
  • 1958
    Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
  • 1958
    Shaun Cassidy, American singer
  • 1959
    Beth Heiden, American speed skater
  • 1960
    Barron Lerner, American physician and historian
  • 1960
    Jean-Marc Barr, French-American actor and director
  • 1961
    Andy Lau, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1963
    Marc Maron, American comedian
  • 1964
    Stephan Jenkins, American singer (Third Eye Blind)
  • 1965
    Alexis Stewart, American radio personality
  • 1965
    Bernard Lord, Canadian politician
  • 1965
    Peter MacKay, Canadian politician
  • 1965
    Ricky Fuji, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1965
    Steve Kerr, American basketball player
  • 1966
    Stephanie Wilson, American engineer and astronaut
  • 1966
    Uche Okechukwu, Nigerian footballer
  • 1968
    Mari Kiviniemi, Finnish politician
  • 1968
    Patrick Muldoon, American actor
  • 1969
    Sofia Milos, American actress
  • 1970
    Tamara Taylor, American actress
  • 1970
    Wes Carroll, vocal percussionist
  • 1970
    Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese professional shogi player
  • 1971
    Aaron Belz, American poet
  • 1971
    Amanda Detmer, American actress
  • 1971
    Li Yapeng, Chinese actor
  • 1972
    Clara Hughes, Canadian cyclist
  • 1972
    Craig L. Rice, American politician
  • 1972
    Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress
  • 1972
    Lhasa de Sela, American singer and songwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1972
    Sylvia Crawley, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Carrie Brownstein, American musician, writer, and actress
  • 1975
    Thanos Petrelis, Greek singer
  • 1976
    Dean Butterworth, English drummer
  • 1976
    Francesco Totti, Italian footballer
  • 1976
    Jason Phillips, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Matt Harding, American video game developer
  • 1978
    Ani Lorak, Ukrainian singer and actress
  • 1978
    Jon Rauch, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Thomas Gates, American rugby league footballer
  • 1979
    Christian Jones, Australian racing driver
  • 1979
    Jon Garland, American baseball player
  • 1979
    La'Myia Good, American singer and actress
  • 1979
    Steve Simpson, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1979
    Zita Görög, Hungarian actress and model
  • 1980
    Asashōryū Akinori, Mongolian sumo wrestler, the 68th Yokozuna
  • 1980
    Ehron VonAllen, American singer
  • 1981
    Brendon McCullum, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1981
    Cytherea, American adult actress
  • 1981
    Lakshmipathy Balaji, Indian cricketer
  • 1981
    Sophie Crumb, American comics artist
  • 1982
    Anna Camp, American actress
  • 1982
    Darrent Williams, American football player (d. 2007)
  • 1982
    Lil Wayne, American rapper
  • 1982
    Zero Kazama, Japanese-American game show host
  • 1983
    Jeon Hye Bin, Korean actress
  • 1983
    Shermon Tang, Hong Kong actress
  • 1983
    Travis MacRae, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1984
    Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1984
    Chris Nelson, Scottish Hockey player
  • 1984
    Davide Capello, Italian footballer
  • 1984
    John Lannan, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Paul Bevan, Australian rules footballer
  • 1985
    Massimo Bertocchi, Canadian decathlete
  • 1986
    Ricardo Risatti, Argentine racecar driver
  • 1986
    Vin Mazzaro, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Austin Carlile, American musician (Attack Attack!, Of Mice & Men)
  • 1989
    Park Tae-Hwan, South Korean swimmer
  • 1992
    Jake Burbage, American actor
  • 1992
    Luc Castaignos, Dutch footballer
  • 1995
    Lina Leandersson, Swedish actress

Who Died On September 27?

  • 1249
    Count Raymond VII of Toulouse (b. 1197)
  • 1404
    William of Wykeham, English bishop (b. 1320)
  • 1557
    Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)
  • 1590
    Pope Urban VII (b. 1521)
  • 1615
    Arbella Stuart, English noblewoman (b. 1575)
  • 1651
    Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1573)
  • 1660
    Vincent de Paul, French saint (b. 1580)
  • 1700
    Pope Innocent XII (b. 1615)
  • 1719
    George Smalridge, English Bishop of Bristol (b. 1662)
  • 1730
    Laurence Eusden, English poet (b. 1688)
  • 1735
    Peter Artedi, Swedish naturalist (b. 1705)
  • 1737
    John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (b. 1680)
  • 1742
    Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (b. 1672)
  • 1783
    Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (b. 1730)
  • 1832
    Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher (b. 1781)
  • 1833
    Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1772)
  • 1838
    Bernard Courtois, French chemist (b. 1777)
  • 1876
    Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (b. 1817)
  • 1886
    Charles Gordon Greene, American journalist (b. 1804)
  • 1891
    Ivan Goncharov, Russian author (b. 1812)
  • 1911
    Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist (b. 1844)
  • 1915
    Remy de Gourmont, French poet (b. 1858)
  • 1917
    Edgar Degas, French painter (b. 1834)
  • 1921
    Engelbert Humperdinck, German composer (b. 1854)
  • 1940
    Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • 1940
    Walter Benjamin, German philosopher (b. 1892)
  • 1944
    Aimee Semple McPherson, American evangelist (b. 1890)
  • 1956
    Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American athlete (b. 1911)
  • 1956
    Gerald Finzi, English composer (b. 1901)
  • 1960
    Sylvia Pankhurst, English suffragette (b. 1882)
  • 1965
    Clara Bow, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 1965
    Sir William Stanier, British railway engineer (b. 1876)
  • 1967
    Felix Yusupov, Russian prince, participated in the murder of Grigori Rasputin (b. 1887)
  • 1972
    Rory Storm, British singer (b. 1939)
  • 1972
    S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1892)
  • 1974
    Silvio Frondizi, Argentine lawyer, assassinated by the Triple A(b. 1907)
  • 1975
    Jack Lang, Australian politician (b. 1876)
  • 1979
    Dame Gracie Fields, British comedian (b. 1898)
  • 1979
    Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish guitarist (b. 1953)
  • 1981
    Robert Montgomery, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1983
    Wilfred Burchett, Australian journalist (b. 1911)
  • 1984
    Chronis Exarhakos, Greek actor (b. 1932)
  • 1985
    Lloyd Nolan, American actor (b. 1902)
  • 1986
    Cliff Burton, American bassist (Metallica) (b. 1962)
  • 1991
    Oona O'Neill, daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill and 4th wife of Charlie Chaplin (b. 1926)
  • 1993
    Jimmy Doolittle, American general (b. 1896)
  • 1997
    Walter Trampler, American violist (b. 1915)
  • 1998
    Doak Walker, American football player (b. 1927)
  • 1998
    Narita Bryan, Japanese racehorse (b. 1991)
  • 2003
    Donald O'Connor, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2004
    John E. Mack, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1929)
  • 2005
    Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian (b. 1929)
  • 2007
    Dale Houston, American singer (Dale & Grace) (b. 1940)
  • 2007
    Kenji Nagai, Japanese photojournalist (b. 1957)
  • 2008
    Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer (b. 1934)
  • 2009
    Charles Houston, American mountaineer (b. 1913)
  • 2009
    Ivan Dykhovichnyy, Russian film director and screenwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2009
    William Safire, American Columnist (b. 1929)
  • 2010
    Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean politician and neurosurgeon (b. 1955)
  • 2010
    George Blanda, American football player (b. 1927)
  • 2011
    Johnny “Country” Mathis, American country singer (b. 1933)

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