We are currently working on updating all 2021 moveable Holidays and Observances
Holidays and Observances
2020 Daily Holidays that fall on July 27, include:
Bagpipe Appreciation Day
Cross Atlantic Communication Day
Gary Gygax Day
National Chicken Finger Day
National Creme Brulee Day
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
National Scotch Day
Take Your Houseplant For a Walk Day
Take Your Pants For a Walk Day
Walk on Stilts Day
2020 Weekly Holidays that include July 27, are:
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
Robin Hood Festival - July 17-28, 2020 (Third Weekend of July)
Summer - June 20 - September 22, 2020
2020 Monthly Holidays that include July 27, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our July Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of July.
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
Summer Olympics - July 24 - August 9, 2020 (Held in Tokyo, Japan) - NOTE: Due to Covid-19 Postponed to July 23 - August 8, 2021
The Astrological Sign for July 27 is Leo.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of July are:
Larkspur - Levity and lightness. Strong bonds of Love are represented by Larkspur.
The Birthstone(s) for July is:
Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love
1921 - Garry Davis, America pilot who created the World Passport (d. 2013)
1931 - Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (d. 2018)
1938 - Gary Gygax, American game designer, who co-created Dungeons & Dragons (d. 2008)
1944 - Bobbie Gentry, American singer and songwriter
1948 - Peggy Fleming, American figure skater and sportscaster who was the 1968 Olympic Champion in Ladies Singles)
2003 - Bob Hope, American actor, comedian and businessman (b. 1903)
2017 - Sam Shepard, American actor, author, screenwriter, and director (b. 1943)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1857 - The Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I marries Princess Charlotte of Belgium
1986 - Director Cameron Crowe marries Nancy Wilson of Heart
Quote of the Day
Live Life to the Fullest - Life is Beautiful!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
There are many emotional eating tips & strategies that you can try, to end emotional eating. Distraction is an excellent place to start, and a great lifestyle solution.
Have More Fun
Be More Active
Find New Ways to Have a Great Attitude
Choose some of these emotional eating tips & strategies to deal with emotional eating. Put them on a list, and post them on your refrigerator, as a reminder of ways to deal with your feelings, that do not involve eating.
For more details in each of the four categories above and how to implement these in your life see Kerry's Emotional Eating Tips page on her Healthy Diet Habits website!
This Day in History
1663 - The Second Navigation Act is passed by the English Parliament requiring all goods bound for America have to be send in English ships from English ports
1694 - A Royal charter is granted to the Bank of England
1775 - The Second Continental Congress passes legislation establish the U.S. Army Medical Department
1789 - The Department of Foreign Affairs is the first U.S. Federal government agency established
1866 - The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is completed from Valentia Island, Ireland to Heart's Content, Newfoundland
1919 - The Chicago Race Riot erupts which results in 38 fatalities and 537 injuries during a five day period
1921 - The hormone insulin regulates blood sugar as proved by researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting
1929 - The Geneva Convention of 1929 is signed by 53 nations and deals with treatment of prisoners of war
1940 - The character of Bugs Bunny is introduced in the animated short A Wild Hare
1955 - The Austrian State Treaty restores Austrian sovereignty
1955 - El Al Fight 402 is shot down by two fighter jets after straying into Bulgarian air space killing all 58 people onboard
1964 - Five thousand more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam
1974 - The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee vote 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment against President Richard Nixon
1987 - The first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic begins by RMS Titanic Inc.
1989 - Korean Air Flight 803 crashes just short of the runway at Tripoli International Airport in Libya, killing 75 of the 199 passengers and crew and four people on the ground
1995 - The Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington DC
2002 At the Air show at Lviv, Ukraine, a Sukhoi Su7-27 fighter crashes killing 77 and injuring more than 500 others
This Day in Music
1974 - Sweet Home Alabama is released by Lynyrd Skynyrd
1984 - Prince stars in the movie Purple Rain
1996 - The debut single Wannabe from the Spice Girls hits #1 in the UK
2013 - Taylor Swift brings out Carly Simon to sing with her on You're So Vain at Gillette Stadium in Boston (video below)
This Day in Sports
1959 - The Continental League is announced as baseball's 3rd major league in the U.S.
1966 - During the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (transitive) To serve as a warning or omen. 2. (transitive) To signify; to denote.
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