October 27: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 27

October 27th is officially Black Cat Day and Navy Day.

This day marks the 300th day of 2021, and there’s only 4 days left until Halloween, are you excited yet?

If you were born on this day, your star sign is Scorpio.

Find out all about October 27th with these totally incredible historical facts that will leave you wanting to know more!

Did you know that on this day in 2005, riots that lasted for three weeks broke out in Paris? The riots were sparked by the accidental death of two muslim teenagers evading the police.

Keep reading for more facts about October 27th in history!

What Happened On October 27 In History?


Actor Wes Studi received the Governor’s Award Oscar for Lifetime Acting Achievement, making him the first Native American to do so.

Source AARP

The first operation of conjoined twins joined at the head was successfully completed in New Delhi, India.

The surgery took 16 hours and a team of 30 doctors.
Source BBC

Taylor Swift released her fifth studio album “1989”.

1989 won Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album at the Grammy Awards in 2016. This made Swift the first female solo artist to win Album of the Year twice.

Riots broke out in Paris, France after two Muslim teenagers were electrocuted trying to evade police.

The riot was the result of longstanding tensions caused by unemployment, police harassment, and religious persecution.

Turkmenistan declared independence from the Soviet Union.


James Dean’s most acclaimed movie, “Rebel Without a Cause”, was released in the US.


ABC premiered Walt Disney’s first TV show, “Disneyland”.


Inventor Fred Waller patented the aquaplane, which would become water skis.


US president Woodrow Wilson announced the country would never fight another country for territory again.


Englishman William Penn founded Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

OTD in 1682: Englishman William Penn founded Philadelphia

Roman Emperor Constantine had a his Vision of the Cross.

OTD in 312: Roman Emperor Constantine had a his Vision of the Cross.
The vision came during his preparations for battle and led him to believe he was fighting under God's protection.

Did you know that on this day, October 27th 2005, riots that lasted for three weeks broke out in Paris?