October 27: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On October 27, learn about the most interesting historical events and facts that occurred throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 300th day is October 27th. On this day, Catalonia declared independence from Spain, the Democratic Republic of Congo was renamed Zaire, and Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. was commissioned as the United States Air Force’s first African-American general.

The 27th of October falls under the sign of Scorpio. Theodore Roosevelt and Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon were both born on October 27th. National American Beer Day and National Black Cat Day are both celebrated today.


(October 27, 1795)
The United States and Spain signed the Pinckney Treaty, which granted the United States navigation rights on the Mississippi River. photo source:


(October 27, 1961)
The first Saturn rocket was successfully launched, and the Saturn V was employed in the Apollo Moon-landing missions years later. photo source:

(October 27, 1968)
Lise Meitner, a physicist who discovered nuclear fission alongside Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, died in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. photo source:

(October 27, 1978)
On this day in 1978, Egypt's Anwar Sadat and Israel's Menachem Begin were given the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in negotiating the Camp David Accords, which led to a peace treaty between their countries. photo source:

(October 27, 1979)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, an island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea located within the Lesser Antilles, gained independence. photo source:


(October 27, 2014)
Taylor Swift released 1989, her first "official pop album," which was a smash hit and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. photo source:

(Died on October 27, 2015)
Betsy Drake, French-American actress and singer (b. 1923)

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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