August 27 holidays in 2026

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Independence Day Moldova National Holiday
The Duchess Who Wasn't Day - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day United States (Texas) State Holiday
National Pots De Creme Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Just Because Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action, Weird & Obscure)
Spirit Festival China Observance
Ghost Festival Taiwan Observance
The Day After Prophet's Birthday - Public 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.

Ash Wednesday



Easter Monday

Tax Day

VJ Day