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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

  • 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.
  • 1975
    Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • 1980
    The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
  • 2002
    Passover Massacre: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 29 people partaking of the Passover meal in Netanya, Israel.

Who were born on March 27?

  • 1851
    Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher (d. 1931)
  • 1939
    Cale Yarborough, American race car driver
  • 1952
    Jan Albers, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1975
    Fergie, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas)
  • 1977
    Adrian Anca, Romanian footballer

Who died on March 27?

  • 1850
    Wilhelm Beer, German astronomer (b. 1797)
  • 1910
    Alexander Emanuel Agassiz, American scientist; son of Louis Agassiz (b. 1835)
  • 1977
    Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Dutch Aviator (b. 1927)
  • 1993
    Clifford Jordan, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1931)
  • 2008
    George Pruteanu, Romanian literary critic and politician (b. 1947)

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