What happened this day in history March 27

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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 14, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,616,803,200 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 311 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 3,018 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 27 Historical Events

  • 1782
    Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1836
    Texas Revolution: Goliad massacre – Antonio López de Santa Anna orders the Mexican army to kill about 400 Texas POWs at Goliad, Texas.
  • 1851
    First reported sighting of the Yosemite Valley by Europeans.
  • 1881
    Rioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.
  • 1915
    Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.
  • 1958
    Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
  • 1981
    The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.
  • 1993
    Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People’s Republic of China.
  • 2002
    Passover Massacre: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 29 people partaking of the Passover meal in Netanya, Israel.
  • 2004
    HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.

Who were born on March 27?

  • 1702
    Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer (d. 1762)
  • 1784
    Alexander Csoma de Kőrös, Hungarian philologist (d. 1842)
  • 1860
    Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (d. 1924)
  • 1909
    Ben Webster, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1973)
  • 1942
    Michael York, English actor
  • 1967
    Talisa Soto, American actress
  • 1970
    Kathalijne Buitenweg, Dutch politician
  • 1976
    Carl Ng, Hong Kong/British actor and model
  • 1981
    Terry McFlynn, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1982
    Iman Crosson, American actor, impressionist, and dancer

Who died on March 27?

  • 1191
    Pope Clement III (b. 1130)
  • 1555
    William Hunter, Protestant martyr
  • 1625
    King James I of England and Ireland, James VI of Scotland (b. 1566)
  • 1757
    Johann Stamitz, Czech-born composer (b. 1717)
  • 1923
    Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist (b. 1842)
  • 1924
    Walter Parratt, English composer (b. 1841)
  • 1977
    Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Dutch Aviator (b. 1927)
  • 1988
    Renato Salvatori, Italian actor (b. 1934)
  • 2006
    Dan Curtis, American television producer and director (b. 1928)
  • 2007
    Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1929)

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