27 December

December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; four days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about December 27th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 27th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Visit the Zoo Day
  • National Fruitcake Day
  • Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – December 27

2007: Benazir Bhutto assassinated

The former Prime Minister of Pakistan was killed after a shooting and the detonation of a suicide bomb while campaigning for the upcoming elections in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

1949: Indonesian Independence

The Southeast Asian country’s independence came after 4 years of revolution and struggle. In August 1945, Sukarno signed the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence, which was formally accepted and recognized by the Dutch in 1949.

1918: Greater Poland Uprising of 1918–1919 begins

The revolt against the Germans began in Poznań after a speech by the Polish Prime Minster, Ignacy Paderewski. The uprising led to newer territory being added to Poland in the Treaty of Versailles.

1845: Anesthesia used for the first time for childbirth

Dr. Crawford W. Long, an American physician, gave ether to his wife during the birth of their second child. The event revolutionalized the use of anesthesia in medicine and surgery.

1831: Charles Darwin begins his journey on the HMS Beagle

It was during this 5-year long voyage that the English naturalist worked on his Theory of Evolution. He published the evidence supporting it in his 1859 book, On the Origin of Species.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, December 27

1980: Antonio Cesaro, Swiss wrestler

1948: Gérard Depardieu, French actor

1901: Marlene Dietrich, German/American actress, singer

1822: Louis Pasteur, French chemist, microbiologist

1571: Johannes Kepler, German astronomer

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, December 27

2007: Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani politician, first female Prime Minister of Pakistan

1997: Billy Wright, English/Irish commander

1985: Dian Fossey, American zoologist

1979: Hafizullah Amin, Afghan politician

1958: Harry Warner, Polish/American businessman, co-founded Warner Bros.

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