December 27 in history

December 27 events chronologically

537 The Hagia Sophia is completed
1512 The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regard to native Indians in the New World
1655 Second Northern War/the Deluge: Monks at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa are successful in fending off a month-long siege
1657 The Flushing Remonstrance is signed
1703 Portugal and England sign the Methuen Treaty which gives preference to Portuguese imported wines into England
1814 War of 1812: The American schooner USS Carolina is destroyed. It was the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's makeshift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans
1831 Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution

Top 7 most famous people born on December 27

1571 Johannes Kepler a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution, he is best known for his laws of planetary motion, based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome of Copernican Astronomy. These works also provided one of the foundations for Isaac Newton's theory of universal gravitation
1822 Louis Pasteur a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of diseases, and his discoveries have saved countless lives ever since. He reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine. He is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of bacteriology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch, and is popularly known as the "father of microbiology"
1901 Marlene Dietrich a German-American actress and singer.
1948 Gérard Depardieu a French actor, film-maker, businessman and vineyard owner. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film history, having completed approximately 170 movies since 1967. He has twice won the César Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in Green Card. After he garnered huge critical acclaim for the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac, which landed him a nomination for an Academy Award, Depardieu acted in many big budget Hollywood movies. He is a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur and Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite. He was granted citizenship of Russia in January 2013 and the same month became a cultural ambassador of Montenegro
1965 Salman Khan an Indian film actor, producer, television presenter, and philanthropist known for his Hindi films. He is the son of actor and screenwriter Salim Khan. Khan began his acting career with Biwi Ho To Aisi but it was his second film Maine Pyar Kiya , in which he acted in a lead role, that garnered him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Khan has starred in several commercially successful films, such as Saajan , Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! , Karan Arjun , Judwaa , Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya , Biwi No.1 , and Hum Saath Saath Hain , having appeared in the highest grossing film nine separate years during his career, a record that remains unbroken
1966 Bill Goldberg an American actor, former football player and former professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling between 1997 and 2001, and in World Wrestling Entertainment between 2003 and 2004. He is notable for his lengthy undefeated streak in singles competition. The official count is listed as 173–0, though the legitimacy of this figure has been questioned
1980 Antonio Cesaro a Swiss professional wrestler. Currently signed to WWE. He was previously known for his work in Ring of Honor , various independent promotions, and the Japan-based Pro Wrestling Noah

Top 7 most famous people died on December 27

418 Pope Zosimus reigned from 18 March 417 to his death in 418. He was born in Mesoraca, Calabria
1923 Gustave Eiffel a French civil engineer and architect. A graduate of the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, he made his name with various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit viaduct. He is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, France. After his retirement from engineering, Eiffel concentrated his energies on research into meteorology and aerodynamics, making important contributions in both fields
1936 Hans von Seeckt a German military officer who served as Chief of Staff to August von Mackensen, and was a central figure in planning the victories Mackensen achieved for Germany in the east during the First World War.
1972 Lester B. Pearson a Canadian professor, historian, civil servant, statesman, diplomat, soldier, and politician, who won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis. He was the 14th Prime Minister of Canada from 22 April 1963 to 20 April 1968, as the head of two back-to-back Liberal minority governments following elections in 1963 and 1965
1979 Hafizullah Amin an Afghan politician and statesman during the Cold War. Amin was born in Paghman and educated at Kabul University, after which he started his career as a teacher. After a few years in that occupation, he went to the United States to study. He would visit the United States a second time before moving permanently to Afghanistan, and starting his career in radical politics. He ran as a candidate in the 1965 parliamentary election but failed to secure a seat. Amin was the only Khalqist elected to parliament in the 1969 parliamentary election, thus increasing his standing within the party. He was one of the leading organisers of the Saur Revolution which overthrew the government of Mohammad Daoud Khan
2007 Benazir Bhutto a Pakistani politician and stateswoman who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan for two non-consecutive terms from 1988 to 1990 and then from 1993 to 1996. A scion of the politically powerful Bhutto family, she was the eldest daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a former prime minister himself who founded the centre-left, social-democratic Pakistan Peoples Party. She holds the status of being the first female leader of a Muslim country
2012 Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. a United States Army general. While serving as Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command, he led all coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War