December 27: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, December 27, 1850, the Hawaiian Fire Department was established?

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December 27th is known as Visit The Zoo Day and Fruitcake Day.

We’re officially 4 days away from the end of the year! Is anyone celebrating early?

If December 27 is a special day for you, you’ll want to make sure you check out these historical events that all happened on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1850, the Hawaiian Fire Department was established? This was on the orders of the Hawaiian King Kamehameha III.

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

What Events Happened On December 27 In History?

2019 A couple got married at their local Dunkin’ Donuts after breaking up their relationship at the same Dunkin’ Donuts 25 years prior.

They married at their memorable Dunkin' Donuts in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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2007 Benazir Bhutto was assassinated.

The former Pakistani Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, was killed as she was leaving a rally of the Pakistan People's Party. She was killed as she was driving away from the rally as a result of both gunshot wounds and suicide bomber detonation next to her car.

2004 Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reached Earth.

OTD in 2004: Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reached Earth.

This was the brightest stellar event ever recorded, with a flash of light so powerful that it bounced off the Moon and lit up the Earth's upper atmosphere. The radiation from the starquake explosion took 50,000 years to reach Earth.

2002 Chicago, the film based on the musical and directed by Rob Marshall, was released.

1978 After forty years as a fascist nation, Spain transitioned to a democratic government.

1967 Leonard Cohen released his debut album “Songs of Leonard Cohen” through Columbia Records.

1964 The Supremes first appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” singing “Come See About Me.”

1945 Twenty-nine nations came together to sign an agreement that created the International Monetary Fund.

With the end of WWII, the world's leaders realized that the international monetary system needed to be restructured and restabilized. With that goal came the birth of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which has since worked tirelessly to aid the economic growth of its member states, stabilize the global economy, and reduce poverty worldwide.

1939 Between 20,000 and 40,000 people died in a magnitude eight earthquake in Erzincan, Turkey.

1932 Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City.

1850 The Hawaiian Fire Department was established.

OTD in 1850: The Hawaiian Fire Department was established.

After an ordinance issued by Kamehameha III, the third King of Hawaii, the HFD was founded.

1657 The “Flushing Remonstrance” petition was signed in the Dutch colony of New Netherland, which protested the ban on Quaker worship.

1512 Spain decreed the Laws of Burgos, the first set of laws that attempted to govern Spaniards abroad in the Americas.

537 AD Hagia Sophia was inaugurated by the Emperor Justinian I as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral.

OTD in 537: Hagia Sophia was inaugurated by the Emperor Justinian I as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral.

Famous Quotes Said On December 27

Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on this day throughout history.


“I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it’s a very poor scheme for survival.”

– Kurt Vonnegut

Famous People Born On December 27

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Emilie de Ravin? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1995 Timothée Chalamet

American Actor

Timothée Chalamet
27 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

1965 Salman Khan

Indian Actor

Salman Khan
57 years old
Born In:
Madhya Pradesh, India

1981 Emilie de Ravin

Australian Actress

Emilie de Ravin
41 years old
Born In:
Victoria, Australia
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1993 Olivia Cooke

English Actress

Olivia Cooke
29 years old
Born In:
England, UK

Famous People Who Died On This Day

1956 - 2016 Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher was an American actress born on October 21, 1956. She died on this day in 2016, at age 60 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Special Holidays On December 27

If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.

December 27: Visit The Zoo Day

Visit The Zoo Day

Now that we’ve all eaten our weight in food and relaxed for a few days, it’s time to get outside and do some activities! Visit The Zoo Day couldn’t come at a better time of year, so take the opportunity to say hi to some of your favorite animal friends at your local zoo!

December 27: National Fruitcake Day

National Fruitcake Day

One of the more beautiful family traditions is passing down the family fruitcake recipe, and what better way to do that than to bake one and share it with those you love? No worries if you don’t have a family recipe - there are so many wonderful recipes around these days!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

It’s possible to be allergic to working out. It’s called exercise-induced urticaria. Symptoms include hives, stomach cramps, and headaches.

December 27 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Those of you who were born on December 27th share the Capricorn zodiac sign.

Earth is the element given to Capricorns. The earth is always working, constantly evolving, and keeping our planet going day in, day out!

The Blue Topaz birthstone is given to people born during the month of December. The icy-blue topaz provides special healing powers to those who wear it.

If you were born on December 27, your estimated date of conception would be April 5th in the same year.

A baby conceived on this day will likely be born around September 19th, 2024.

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