Date Name Location / Topic
Wednesday, Dec 27

Constitution Day

Wednesday, Dec 27

Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday

Australia (All Except Sa)
Wednesday, Dec 27

National Fruitcake Day

Wednesday, Dec 27

Christmas Holiday

Wednesday, Dec 27

Christmas holiday

Wednesday, Dec 27

Visit The Zoo Day

Wednesday, Dec 27

Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day

Historical Events on December 27

  • 1814: Catching on fire from heated shot hurled by British forces, the USS Carolina eventually is destroyed during the War of 1812.
  • 1831: Charles Darwin boards the HMS Beagle. It’s during this trip that he’ll start to formalize some of his ideas on his theory of evolution.
  • 1845: Crawford uses anesthetic for a woman in childbirth for the first time. This happened in Jefferson, Georgia.
  • 1845: Journalist John L. O’Sullivan advocated the use of Manifest Destiny in claiming the entirety of the Oregon Country in his article in the New York Morning News.
  • 1927: The first truly American musical – Show Boat – plays for the first time at Ziegfeld Theater on Broadway.
  • 1939: As Soviet forces attack the city of Kelja, Finnish forces are able to hold them off during the Winter War.
  • 1966: The largest known cave shaft in the entire world is located in Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. It’s called the Cave of Swallows.
  • 1979: Soviet Forces invade Afghanistan in what would become a costly and bloody war for them.
  • 2004: The radiation expelled from the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches the Earth. It’s considered to be the brightest extrasolar event to have been witnessed.
  • 2008: During Operation Cast Lead, a three week operation is launched on Gaza by Israel.

Famous Birthdays on December 27

  • French chemist and microbiologist, Louis Pasteur is born in 1822.
  • English-Canadian journalist and politician, Mackenzie Bowell is born in 1823.
  • French painter and illustrator, Hermann Paul is born in 1864.
  • German actress and screenwriter, Thea von Harbou is born in 1888.
  • German-American actress, Marlene Dietrich is born in 1901.
  • English actress Irene Handl is born in 1901.
  • American gynecologist and author, William Masters is born in 1915.
  • American actress Cathy Lewis is born in 1916.
  • American general Charles Sweeney is born in 1919.
  • Canadian NHL player, Patrick Sharp is born in 1981.
  • American illustrator Erin E. Stead is born in 1982
  • American high jumper Jesse Williams is born in 1983.