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What are the important events that happened on March 27? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 27 is the 86th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 14, 2017 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,490,572,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘octacontahexagon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 329 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,557 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 27 Historical Events

  • 1964
    The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.
  • 1975
    Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • 1976
    The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens.
  • 1998
    The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.
  • 2009
    A suicide bomber kills at least 48 at a mosque in the Khyber Agency of Pakistan.

Who were born on March 27?

  • 1696
    Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760)
  • 1883
    Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)
  • 1927
    Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (d. 2007)
  • 1972
    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Dutch footballer
  • 1984
    Laura Critchley, British singer/song writer

Who died on March 27?

  • 1191
    Pope Clement III (b. 1130)
  • 1679
    Abraham Minjon, Dutch painter (b. 1640)
  • 1875
    Edgar Quinet, French historian (b. 1803)
  • 1965
    Dirk Lotsy, Dutch footballer (b. 1882)
  • 2003
    Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (b. 1927)

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