2020 Daily Holidays that fall on August 27, include:
Banana Lover's Day
Just Because Day
Kiss Me Day
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (State of Texas)
National Petroleum Day
National Pots de Creme Day
Pony Express Day - August 27, 2020
Slow Art Day
The Duchess Who Wasn't Day
Thoughtful Thursday - August 27, 2020 (Last Thursday in August)
World Rock Paper Scissors Day
2020 Weekly Holidays that include August 27, are:
Be Kind to Humankind Week - August 25-31
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - Labor Day: August 19 - September 7, 2020
Health Unit Coordinators Week - August 23-29
Minimally Invasive Surgery Week - August 26-29, 2020
National Composites Week - August 24-28, 2020
National Safe at Home Week - August 24-28, 2020 (Last Mon-Fri Week in August)
World Water Week - August 23-28, 2020
2020 Monthly Holidays that include August 27, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our August Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of August.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Little League World Series - August 20-30, 2020 (Held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
Paralympic Summer Games - August 25 - September 6, 2020
The Astrological Sign for August 27 is Virgo.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of August are:
Gladiolus - Strength, moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation. It blooms in a variety of colors like red, pink, white, yellow and orange. It stands for sincerity and symbolizes strength of character.
The Birthstone(s) for August is:
Peridot which is known for its shimmering yellow-green color and the peace and good luck it brings to its wearer.
1809 - Hannibal Hamlin, American attorney and politician who was the 15th Vice President of the United States while Abraham Lincoln was President (d. 1891)
1865 - Charles G. Dawes, American General and politician who was the 30th Vice President of the United States (d. 1951)
1877 - Charles Rolls, English engineer, and businessman who co-founded Rolls-?Royce Limited (d. 1910)
1908 - Lyndon B. Johnson, American commander and politician who was the 36th President of the United States (d. 1973)
1947 - Barbara Bach, American model, actress and wife of Beatle Ringo Starr (The Spy who Loved Me, Force 10 from Navarone)
1969 - Chandra Wilson, American actress and director (Grey's Anatomy)
1964 - Gracie Allen, America actress, comedian, wife of George Burns (Burns and Allen) (b. 1895)
1990 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, American singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist (Double Trouble) (b. 1954)
1996 - Greg Morris, American actor (Mission Impossible) (b. 1933)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1977 - Singer Jimmy Buffett marries Jane Slagsvol
2005 - Actor Robert Downey Jr. marries producer Susan Levin in New York
Quote of the Day
August 27th is Kiss Me Day!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
There is a Glycemic Index Diet, that is a new way of eating, based upon the Glycemic Index. It is one my favorite lifestyle solutions for your food choices, because it is just a guide to healthy eating, and there are many benefits that will help you with weight control and weight loss. You won’t get skinny quickly, but you will learn how to eat for health!
Remember, in the Glycemic Index, carbohydrate foods are categorized into green light foods that are a go, yellow light foods that signal caution, and red light foods that you should stop or eat sparingly. You can guess that all sugar laden foods, and processed foods fall into the red light category! Surprise!
1172 - King Henry II of England crowns his heirs, Henry the Young King and Queen Margaret, without giving them any actual authority
1832 - The Black Hawk War is ended when Black Hawk, the leader of the Sauk tribe of Native Americans surrenders to the U.S. authorities
1881 - A hurricane makes landfall near Savannah, Georgia and causes an estimated 700 deaths
1893 - The Sea Islands hurricane makes landfall near Savannah, Georgia killing up to 2,000 people
1962 - NASA launches the Mariner 2 unmanned space mission to Venus
1980 - Extortionist John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada. The FBI attempt to disarm the bomb but fail and the bomb explodes and damages the hotel, but no injuries occur
2003 - Despite passing at 34,646,418 miles from Earth, Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years
2006 - Comair Flight 5191 from Lexington Kentucky bound for Atlanta crashes on takeoff and 49 of the 50 passengers and crew are confirmed dead
2011 - Hurricane Irene touches down on the U.S. east coast killing 47 and causing $15.6 billion in damages
This Day in Music
1955 - Ain't That a Shame by Fats Domino's hits #10 in the United States
1964 - Disney releases Mary Poppins, a musical featuring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke
1966 - Cherish is released by The Association
1988 - Tracy Chapman's self-titled debut album reaches #1 in the United States, with her single Fast Car coming in at #6 (video below)
1988 - Billboard introduces the New Age Albums Chart and Cristofori's Dream by pianist David Lanz is their first #1
1991 - Ten is the debut album released by Pearl Jam
2017 - Humble, by Kendrick Lamar wins Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards
This Day in Sports
1938 - New York Yankees pitcher Monte Pearson no-hits Indians 13-0 while Joe DiMaggio hits 3 triples
2017 - Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats MMA fighter Conor McGregor in his debut match in Las Vegas
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A word or other feature originating in the English language that has been borrowed by another language.
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