December 27: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on December 27 throughout history. Capricorn is the zodiac sign for December 27. Salman Khan (1965), Gérard Depardieu (1948), and Marlene Dietrich all had birthdays on this day (1901).


(December 27, 1571)
Johannes Kepler, a German astronomer, was born. He developed three key laws of planetary motion. photo source:


(December 27, 1831)
Charles Darwin set sail on the HMS Beagle, embarking on the journey that would lead to the development of his theory of evolution. photo source:

(December 27, 1923)
The famed Eiffel Tower's designer, Gustave Eiffel, died at the age of 91. photo source:

(December 27, 1949)
On this day in 1949, the Dutch officially handed over authority over Indonesia to the United States of Indonesia, four years after nationalist revolutionary leader Sukarno declared Indonesia independent. photo source:

(December 27, 1966)
In Aquismón, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, the Cave of Swallows, the world's largest known cave shaft, is discovered. photo source:


(December 27, 2007)
Benazir Bhutto, a Pakistani politician and the first woman to head a Muslim country in modern history, was assassinated in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, while campaigning for parliamentary elections. photo source:

(Died on December 27, 2018)
Frank Blaichman, Polish resistance fighter (b. 1922).

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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