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, 26,421,120 minutes 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
196 BC –
Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt.
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.
A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.
Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
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.
Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens.
Italian former minister and Christian Democracy leader Giulio Andreotti is accused of mafia allegiance by the tribunal of Palermo.
Who were born on March 27?
Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1841)
Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher (d. 1931)
Heinrich Mann, German writer (d. 1950)
Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (d. 1971)
Randall Cunningham, American football player
Talisa Soto, American actress
Russ Haas, wrestler (d. 2001)
Chakrit Yamnam, Thai film and television actor
Stijn De Smet, Belgian footballer
Buster Posey, American baseball player
Who died on March 27?
King James I of England and Ireland, James VI of Scotland (b. 1566)
Petrus Hoffman Peerlkamp, Dutch scholar (b. 1786)
Sir George Gilbert Scott, English architect (b. 1811)
Arnold Bennett, British novelist (b. 1867)
Dirk Lotsy, Dutch footballer (b. 1882)
Jack Starrett, American actor and film director (b. 1936)
David McClelland, American psychologist (b. 1917)
Ruari McLean, British typographer (b. 1917)
Jean-Marie Balestre, French president of motor sport’s FIA (b. 1921)
Vasily Smyslov, Russian grandmaster (b. 1921)
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