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, 440,352 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 ‘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

  • 1309
    Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population.
  • 1782
    Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1809
    Peninsular War: A combined Franco-Polish force defeats the Spanish in the Battle of Ciudad-Real.
  • 1910
    A fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, kills 312.
  • 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.
  • 1976
    The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens.
  • 1993
    Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People’s Republic of China.
  • 1994
    The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
  • 2000
    A Phillips Petroleum plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas kills 1 and injures 71.

Who were born on March 27?

  • 1784
    Alexander Csoma de Kőrös, Hungarian philologist (d. 1842)
  • 1851
    Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher (d. 1931)
  • 1886
    Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader (d. 1934)
  • 1888
    Bouke Benenga, Dutch freestyle swimmer and water polo player (d. 1968)
  • 1935
    Abelardo Castillo, Argentine writer
  • 1969
    Victoria O'Keefe, British actress (d. 1990)
  • 1970
    Brent Fitz, Canadian musician (Theory of a Deadman)
  • 1970
    Mariah Carey, American pop singer
  • 1979
    Michael Cuddyer, American baseball player
  • 1986
    Melissa Stern (Baby M), American custody case figure

Who died on March 27?

  • 1625
    King James I of England and Ireland, James VI of Scotland (b. 1566)
  • 1879
    Prince Waldemar of Prussia, son of Emperor Frederick III (b. 1868)
  • 1934
    Francis William Reitz, 5th State President of the Orange Free State (b. 1844)
  • 1940
    Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872)
  • 1965
    Dirk Lotsy, Dutch footballer (b. 1882)
  • 1972
    Sharkey Bonano, American musician (b. 1904)
  • 1982
    Betty Schade, German-born American actress (b. 1895)
  • 1993
    Clifford Jordan, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1931)
  • 1993
    Paul László, Hungarian interior designer and architect (b. 1900)
  • 2006
    Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan (b. 1924)

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