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 87th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 14, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,585,267,200 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 ‘octacontaheptagon’ 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 322 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 2,653 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.
  • 1613
    The first English child born in Canada at Cuper’s Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
  • 1809
    Peninsular War: A combined Franco-Polish force defeats the Spanish in the Battle of Ciudad-Real.
  • 1814
    War of 1812: In central Alabama, U.S. forces under General Andrew Jackson defeat the Creek at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
  • 1846
    Mexican-American War: Siege of Fort Texas.
  • 1871
    The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.
  • 1958
    Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
  • 1980
    Silver Thursday: A steep fall in silver prices, resulting from the Hunt Brothers attempting to corner the market in silver, led to panic on commodity and futures exchanges.
  • 1990
    The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
  • 1994
    One of the biggest tornado outbreaks in recent memory hits the Southeastern United States. One tornado slams into a church in Piedmont, Alabama during Palm Sunday services killing 20 and injuring 90.

Who were born on March 27?

  • 1847
    Otto Wallach, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
  • 1869
    James McNeill, Irish politician (d. 1938)
  • 1888
    Bouke Benenga, Dutch freestyle swimmer and water polo player (d. 1968)
  • 1906
    Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
  • 1913
    Theodor Dannecker, German SS officer (d. 1945)
  • 1915
    Robert Lockwood, Jr., American blues guitarist (d. 2006)
  • 1952
    Richard Séguin, Quebec singer and songwriter
  • 1963
    Dave Koz, American saxophonist
  • 1970
    Princess Leila of Iran (d. 2001)
  • 1976
    Djamel Belmadi, Algerian footballer

Who died on March 27?

  • 1482
    Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold; wife of Maximilian I (b. 1457)
  • 1572
    Girolamo Maggi, Italian Renaissance man (b. c. 1523)
  • 1679
    Abraham Minjon, Dutch painter (b. 1640)
  • 1770
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian artist (b. 1696)
  • 1836
    James Fannin, Texas revolutionary (b. 1804)
  • 1924
    Walter Parratt, English composer (b. 1841)
  • 1972
    M. C. Escher, Dutch artist (b. 1898)
  • 1982
    Betty Schade, German-born American actress (b. 1895)
  • 1991
    Ralph Bates, British actor (b. 1940)
  • 2005
    Ahmed Zaki, Egyptian prominent actor (b. 1949)

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