August 27 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Summer Bank Holiday
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Late Summer Bank Holiday
Gibraltar Public Holiday
National Heroes Day holiday
Philippines Regular Holiday
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day
United states (Texas) State Holiday
Father's Day
South sudan Observance
Independence Day
Moldova National Holiday

Historical Events on August 27

  • 410: The Visigoths sack Rome.
  • 1172: King Henry II of England crowns Henry and Queen Margaret but doesn’t give them any real authority.
  • 1593: An assassination of King Henry IV of France by Pierre Barrière fails.
  • 1832: The leader of the Sauk tribe – Black Hawk – surrenders to the United States thereby ending the Black Hawk War.
  • 1859: Oil is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania. This will eventually lead to the first commercially successful oil well in the world.
  • 1883: Krakatoa erupts and cause years of climate change.
  • 1893: A hurricane comes ashore at Savannah, Georgia and kills approximately 2,000 people.
  • 1916: Romania enters WWI as one of the Allied nations when it declares war on Austria-Hungary.
  • 1943: New Georgia Island is evacuated by Japanese forces during World War II.
  • 1943: The Luftwaffe aerially bombards the village of Vorizia until it is razed to the ground during World War II.
  • 1962: NASA launches Mariner 2 to Venus.

Famous Birthdays on August 27

  • American fashion designer and screenwriter Tom Ford is born in 1961.
  • German footballer Helmut Winklhofer is born in 1961.
  • English rugby player Steve McDowal is born in 1961.
  • Australian actor, screenwriter and director Stephan Elliot is born in 1964.
  • Mexican-American dog trainer Cesar Millan is born in 1969.
  • American actress and director Chandra Wilson is born in 1969.
  • American baseball player Jim Thome is born in 1970.
  • American golfer Blake Adams is born in 1975.
  • Australian footballer Mark Rudan is born in 1975.
  • American speed skater Rusty Smith is born in 1979.
  • Canadian actor Patrick J. Adams is born in 1981.

Labor Day

D-Day

Father’s Day

VJ Day

Autumnal Equinox

Leif Erikson Day