This Day in History on 27 December

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 27 December. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1512: The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regard to native Indians in the New World.

1861: First public bid for tea concluded in Calcutta (now Kolkata).

1911: The Jana Gana Man national anthem of India sung for the first time at the Congress convention.

1934: The Shah of Persia announced the renaming of Persia to Iran.

1945: 28 countries jointly established the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

1945: Partition of Korea.

1949: Indonesia gained independence from the Netherlands.

1975: 372 workers were killed in a sudden flood in a coal mine at Chasnala in Bihar (now Jharkhand).

1978: Spain became a republic after 40 years of dictatorship.

2002: The first human clone Evka originated in the United States.

2007: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was shot dead.


Birth/Birth Anniversary

1571: Johannes Kepler, a German astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer.

1797: Mirza Ghalib, a prominent Urdu, and Persian poet during the last years of the Mughal Empire.

Nityanand Swami

1822: Louis Pasteur, a French biologist, microbiologist, and chemist.

1897: A. B. Walawalkar, an Indian railway engineer, epigraphist, and historian.

1898: Panjabrao Deshmukh, a social activist, and a leader to farmers in India.

1927: Nityanand Swami, the first chief minister of the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Salman Khan

1942: Albert Ekka, a soldier in the Indian Army.

1965: Salman Khan, an Indian film actor, producer, occasional singer, and television personality.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1914: Charles Martin Hall, an American inventor, businessman, and chemist.

Farooq Sheikh

1923: Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, a French civil engineer, and architect.

1987: Shanti Devi, an Indian woman who claimed to remember her past life, and became the subject of reincarnation research.

2003: K. S. Narasimhaswamy, an Indian poet in the Kannada language.

2007: Benazir Bhutto, a Pakistani politician, and the former Prime Minister of Pakistan.

2013: Farooq Sheikh, an Indian actor, philanthropist, and television presenter.

Further Reading

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