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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, 414,048 hours 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

  • 1306
    Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scotland at Scone.
  • 1941
    World War II: Yugoslavian Air Force officers topple the pro-axis government in a bloodless coup.
  • 1945
    World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan’s ports and waterways begins. Argentina declares war to the Axis Powers.
  • 1980
    The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
  • 1981
    The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.

Who were born on March 27?

  • 1912
    James Callaghan, British politician (d. 2005)
  • 1935
    Julian Glover, British actor
  • 1963
    Quentin Tarantino, American director, writer, and producer
  • 1966
    Paula Trickey, American actress
  • 1990
    Alessio Bugno, Italian footballer

Who died on March 27?

  • 1865
    Petrus Hoffman Peerlkamp, Dutch scholar (b. 1786)
  • 1897
    Andreas Anagnostakis, Greek physician (b. 1826)
  • 1934
    Francis William Reitz, 5th State President of the Orange Free State (b. 1844)
  • 1972
    Sharkey Bonano, American musician (b. 1904)
  • 2006
    Ruari McLean, British typographer (b. 1917)

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