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, 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.
  • 1782
    Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1871
    The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.
  • 1890
    A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
  • 1918
    Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.
  • 1958
    Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
  • 1964
    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.
  • 1975
    Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • 1976
    The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens.
  • 1993
    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?

  • 1765
    Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1841)
  • 1851
    Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher (d. 1931)
  • 1871
    Heinrich Mann, German writer (d. 1950)
  • 1901
    Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (d. 1971)
  • 1963
    Randall Cunningham, American football player
  • 1967
    Talisa Soto, American actress
  • 1974
    Russ Haas, wrestler (d. 2001)
  • 1975
    Chakrit Yamnam, Thai film and television actor
  • 1985
    Stijn De Smet, Belgian footballer
  • 1987
    Buster Posey, American baseball player

Who died on March 27?

  • 1625
    King James I of England and Ireland, James VI of Scotland (b. 1566)
  • 1865
    Petrus Hoffman Peerlkamp, Dutch scholar (b. 1786)
  • 1878
    Sir George Gilbert Scott, English architect (b. 1811)
  • 1931
    Arnold Bennett, British novelist (b. 1867)
  • 1965
    Dirk Lotsy, Dutch footballer (b. 1882)
  • 1989
    Jack Starrett, American actor and film director (b. 1936)
  • 1998
    David McClelland, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • 2006
    Ruari McLean, British typographer (b. 1917)
  • 2008
    Jean-Marie Balestre, French president of motor sport’s FIA (b. 1921)
  • 2010
    Vasily Smyslov, Russian grandmaster (b. 1921)

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