|Date||Name Location / Topic|
The Duchess Who Wasn't Day
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day
National Pots De Creme Day
National Just Because Day
International Bat Nights
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.