27 September 2021
Queen’s Birthday public holiday in Western Australia
7.30pm (AEST) – NRL – Dally M awards ceremony – live on Foxtel or Kayo
The Guardian’s Bird of the Year poll opens, with 50 shortlisted species to choose from
Birthdays for Gwenyth Paltrow (1972) and Lil Wayne (1982)
• French scholar Jean-François Champollion announcing he has deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics using the Rosetta Stone (1822)
• the physics journal Annalen der Physik publishing Albert Einstein’s paper which introduces the equation E=mc² (1905)
• WC Handy publishing the first blues song, Memphis Blues (1912)
• the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring about the environmental impacts of pesticide use in the US (1962)
• George and Amal Clooney’s wedding (2014)
• the death of Hugh Hefner (2017)
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