August 27: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on August 27 throughout history. The 239th day of the Gregorian calendar is August 27. On this day, the world’s first jet aircraft flew for the first time, Moldova declared independence from the Soviet Union, and Hurricane Irene hit the United States.

Virgo is the zodiac sign for August 27. Tom Ford, Aaron Paul, and Lyndon B. Johnson all have famous birthdays. National Heroes’ Day and National Just Because Day are both celebrated on August 27.


Happy Birthday! (August 27, 1908)
Lyndon B. Johnson, American commander and politician, 36th President of the United States. photo source:

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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