August 27 Holidays

August 27 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | August 27 Calendar

August 27th Daily Holidays include:

  • Banana Lover’s Day
  • Go Topless Day – August 27, 2023 (Sunday closest to Women’s Equality Day of August 26th)
  • Just Because Day
  • Kiss Me Day
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (State of Texas)
  • National Petroleum Day
  • National Pots de Creme Day
  • Pony Express Day – August 27, 2023 (Last Sunday in August)
  • Sacrifice our Wants for Other’s Needs Sunday – August 27, 2023 (Last Sunday in August)
  • Slow Art Day
  • Tarzan Day
  • The Duchess Who Wasn’t Day
  • World Rock Paper Scissors Day

August 27: Famous Birthdays

  • August 27, 1809 – Hannibal Hamlin, American attorney and politician who was the 15th Vice President of the United States while Abraham Lincoln was President (d. 1891)
  • August 27, 1865 – Charles G. Dawes, American General and politician who was the 30th Vice President of the United States (d. 1951)
  • August 27, 1877 – Charles Rolls, English engineer, and businessman who co-founded Rolls-?Royce Limited (d. 1910)
  • August 27, 1908 – Lyndon B. Johnson, American commander and politician who was the 36th President of the United States (d. 1973)
  • August 27, 1947 – Barbara Bach, American model, actress and wife of Beatle Ringo Starr (The Spy who Loved Me, Force 10 from Navarone)
  • August 27, 1969 – Chandra Wilson, American actress and director (Grey’s Anatomy)

August 27: Historical Events

  • August 27, 1172 – King Henry II of England crowns his heirs, Henry the Young King and Queen Margaret, without giving them any actual authority
  • August 27, 1832 – The Black Hawk War is ended when Black Hawk, the leader of the Sauk tribe of Native Americans surrenders to the U.S. authorities
  • August 27, 1881 – A hurricane makes landfall near Savannah, Georgia and causes an estimated 700 deaths
  • August 27, 1893 – The Sea Islands hurricane makes landfall near Savannah, Georgia killing up to 2,000 people
  • August 27, 1962 – NASA launches the Mariner 2 unmanned space mission to Venus
  • August 27, 1980 – Extortionist John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey’s Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada. The FBI attempt to disarm the bomb but fail and the bomb explodes and damages the hotel, but no injuries occur
  • August 27, 2003 – Despite passing at 34,646,418 miles from Earth, Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years
  • August 27, 2006 – Comair Flight 5191 from Lexington Kentucky bound for Atlanta crashes on takeoff and 49 of the 50 passengers and crew are confirmed dead
  • August 27, 2011 – Hurricane Irene touches down on the U.S. east coast killing 47 and causing $15.6 billion in damages

August 27: Music Events

  • August 27, 1955 – Ain’t That a Shame by Fats Domino’s hits #10 in the United States
  • August 27, 1964 – Disney releases Mary Poppins, a musical featuring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke
  • August 27, 1966 – Cherish is released by The Association
  • August 27, 1988 – Tracy Chapman’s self-titled debut album reaches #1 in the United States, with her single Fast Car coming in at #6
  • August 27, 1988 – Billboard introduces the New Age Albums Chart and Cristofori’s Dream by pianist David Lanz is their first #1
  • August 27, 1991 – Ten is the debut album released by Pearl Jam
  • August 27, 2017 – Humble, by Kendrick Lamar wins Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards

August 27: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 27 is Virgo.

August Birthstone:

What is the August Birthstone? Peridot

Peridot. The modern August birthstone, peridot has been prized as a jewelry stone since ancient times. Always green in color but with considerable variations, a peridot’s particular shade depends on its source.


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