What happened on March 27? There are more than 305 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About March 27

March 27 In HistoryMarch 27 is the 86th day of the year 2021. There are 279 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday. This day falls under the 12th week of the year 2021.

On this day in Albany, Indiana 47320 sunrise occured at 06:31 AM and sunset occured at 07:01 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Aries. The modern birthstone for this month is Aquamarine while the mystical birthstone is Jade.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 311 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For March 27

  • 196 BC
    Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt.
  • 1306
    Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scotland at Scone.
  • 1309
    Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population.
  • 1329
    Pope John XXII issues his In Agro Dominico condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.
  • 1613
    The first English child born in Canada at Cuper’s Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
  • 1625
    Charles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as claiming the title King of France.
  • 1782
    Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1794
    Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.
  • 1794
    The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
  • 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.
  • 1836
    Texas Revolution: Goliad massacre – Antonio López de Santa Anna orders the Mexican army to kill about 400 Texas POWs at Goliad, Texas.
  • 1846
    Mexican-American War: Siege of Fort Texas.
  • 1851
    First reported sighting of the Yosemite Valley by Europeans.
  • 1854
    Crimean War: The United Kingdom declares war on Russia.
  • 1871
    The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.
  • 1881
    Rioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.
  • 1884
    A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, US, attacks members of a jury who had returned a verdict of manslaughter in a clear case of murder, and then over the next few days would riot and destroy the courthouse.
  • 1886
    Famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.
  • 1890
    A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
  • 1910
    A fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, kills 312.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.
  • 1938
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Taierzhuang takes place.
  • 1941
    World War II: Yugoslavian Air Force officers topple the pro-axis government in a bloodless coup.
  • 1943
    World War II: Battle of the Komandorski Islands – In the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska.
  • 1945
    World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan’s ports and waterways begins. Argentina declares war to the Axis Powers.
  • 1948
    The Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened.
  • 1958
    Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
  • 1963
    Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom’s rail network.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    Tenerife airport disaster: Two Boeing 747 airliners collide on a foggy runway on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 (all 248 on KLM and 335 on Pan Am). 61 survived on the Pan Am flight.
  • 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.
  • 1980
    The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
  • 1981
    The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.
  • 1986
    A car bomb explodes at Russell Street Police HQ in Melbourne, killing 1 police officer and injuring 21 people.
  • 1990
    The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
  • 1993
    Italian former minister and Christian Democracy leader Giulio Andreotti is accused of mafia allegiance by the tribunal of Palermo.
  • 1993
    Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People’s Republic of China.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
  • 1998
    The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.
  • 2000
    A Phillips Petroleum plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas kills 1 and injures 71.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    A suicide bomber kills at least 48 at a mosque in the Khyber Agency of Pakistan.
  • 2009
    Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails, killing at least 99 people.

Who Were Born On March 27?

  • 972
    King Robert II of France (d. 1031)
  • 1416
    Antonio Squarcialupi, Italian composer (d. 1480)
  • 1627
    Stephen Fox, English politician (d. 1716)
  • 1676
    Francis II Rákóczi, Hungarian nationalist (d. 1735)
  • 1696
    Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760)
  • 1702
    Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer (d. 1762)
  • 1712
    Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (d. 1779)
  • 1714
    Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian (d. 1795)
  • 1730
    Thomas Tyrwhitt, English classical scholar (d. 1786)
  • 1746
    Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (d. 1767)
  • 1765
    Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1841)
  • 1784
    Alexander Csoma de Kőrös, Hungarian philologist (d. 1842)
  • 1785
    King Louis XVII of France (d. 1795)
  • 1797
    Alfred de Vigny, French author (d. 1863)
  • 1809
    Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, French civic planner (d. 1891)
  • 1810
    William Hepworth Thompson, English classical scholar (d. 1886)
  • 1813
    Nathaniel Currier, American illustrator (d. 1888)
  • 1817
    Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli, Swiss biologist (d. 1891)
  • 1845
    Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1923)
  • 1847
    Otto Wallach, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
  • 1851
    Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher (d. 1931)
  • 1857
    Karl Pearson, English statistician (d. 1936)
  • 1859
    George Giffen, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
  • 1860
    Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (d. 1924)
  • 1863
    Sir Henry Royce, English automobile pioneer (d. 1933)
  • 1868
    Patty Smith Hill, American educator (d. 1946)
  • 1869
    James McNeill, Irish politician (d. 1938)
  • 1871
    Heinrich Mann, German writer (d. 1950)
  • 1871
    Piet Aalberse, Dutch politician (d. 1948)
  • 1879
    Miller Huggins, American baseball player and manager (d. 1929)
  • 1883
    Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)
  • 1886
    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German architect (d. 1969)
  • 1886
    Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader (d. 1934)
  • 1888
    Bouke Benenga, Dutch freestyle swimmer and water polo player (d. 1968)
  • 1892
    Dorrit Weixler, German actress (d. 1916)
  • 1892
    Ferde Grofé, American composer (d. 1972)
  • 1893
    Karl Mannheim, Hungarian sociologist (d. 1947)
  • 1895
    Betty Schade, German-born American film actress (d. 1982)
  • 1897
    Douglas Hartree, English mathematical physicist (d. 1958)
  • 1898
    Alma Tell, American stage and film actress (d. 1937)
  • 1899
    Gloria Swanson, American actress (d. 1983)
  • 1901
    Carl Barks, American illustrator (d. 2000)
  • 1901
    Eisaku Sato, Japanese statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1975)
  • 1901
    Erich Ollenhauer, German politician (d. 1963)
  • 1901
    Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (d. 1971)
  • 1902
    Charles Lang, American cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • 1905
    Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (d. 1980)
  • 1906
    Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
  • 1909
    Ben Webster, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1973)
  • 1909
    Golo Mann, German historian (d. 1994)
  • 1912
    James Callaghan, British politician (d. 2005)
  • 1913
    Theodor Dannecker, German SS officer (d. 1945)
  • 1914
    Budd Schulberg, American screenwriter and novelist (d. 2009)
  • 1914
    Richard Denning, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1915
    Robert Lockwood, Jr., American blues guitarist (d. 2006)
  • 1917
    Cyrus Vance, American politician (d. 2002)
  • 1920
    Robin Jacques, British illustrator (d. 1995)
  • 1921
    Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (d. 2010)
  • 1921
    Harold Nicholas, American dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1922
    Dick King-Smith English author (d. 2011)
  • 1922
    Stefan Wul, French author (d. 2003)
  • 1923
    Endo Shusaku, Japanese author (d. 1996)
  • 1923
    Louis Simpson, Jamaican-born poet
  • 1924
    Sarah Vaughan, American singer (d. 1990)
  • 1926
    Frank O'Hara, American Poet (d.1966)
  • 1927
    Anthony Lewis, American journalist and writer
  • 1927
    Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (d. 2007)
  • 1930
    Bob den Uyl, Dutch writer (d. 1992)
  • 1931
    David Janssen, American actor (d. 1980)
  • 1935
    Abelardo Castillo, Argentine writer
  • 1935
    Julian Glover, British actor
  • 1935
    Stanley Rother, American Catholic priest and missionary (d. 1981)
  • 1937
    Thomas Aquinas Daly, American painter
  • 1939
    Cale Yarborough, American race car driver
  • 1940
    Austin Pendleton, American actor
  • 1940
    Janis Martin, American singer (d. 2007)
  • 1941
    Ivan Gašparovič, Slovakian politician
  • 1942
    John E. Sulston, British chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1942
    Michael Jackson, English writer (d. 2007)
  • 1942
    Michael York, English actor
  • 1944
    Khosrow Shakibai, Iranian actor (d. 2008)
  • 1946
    Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers)
  • 1947
    Aad de Mos, Dutch football coach
  • 1947
    Brian Jones, British balloonist
  • 1947
    Walt Mossberg, American journalist
  • 1950
    Lynn McGlothen, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1950
    Petros Efthimiou, Greek politician
  • 1950
    Tony Banks, English musician (Genesis)
  • 1952
    Dana Stabenow, American author
  • 1952
    Jan Albers, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1952
    Maria Schneider, French actress (d. 2011)
  • 1952
    Richard Séguin, Quebec singer and songwriter
  • 1953
    Herman Ponsteen, Dutch track cyclist
  • 1955
    Lefteris Pantazis, Greek singer
  • 1956
    Leung Kwok Hung, Hong Kong activist
  • 1956
    Thomas Wassberg, Swedish cross-country skier
  • 1957
    Billy Mackenzie, Scottish musician (Associates) (d. 1997)
  • 1957
    Kostas Vasilakakis, Greek footballer and football manager
  • 1957
    Nick Hawkins, British politician
  • 1959
    Andrew Farriss, Australian musician (INXS)
  • 1960
    Hans Pflügler, German footballer
  • 1960
    Renato Russo, Brazilian rock singer-songwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1961
    Tak Matsumoto, Japanese guitarist (B'z)
  • 1961
    Tony Rominger, Swiss cyclist
  • 1962
    Jann Arden, Canadian musician
  • 1962
    John O'Farrell, British author and satirist
  • 1962
    Rob Hollink, Dutch professional poker player
  • 1963
    Charly Alberti, Argentinian musician
  • 1963
    Dave Koz, American saxophonist
  • 1963
    Quentin Tarantino, American director, writer, and producer
  • 1963
    Randall Cunningham, American football player
  • 1963
    Xuxa, Brazilian television personality
  • 1964
    Glenn Carter, English actor and singer-songwriter
  • 1966
    Haruto Umezawa, Japanese manga artist
  • 1966
    Paula Trickey, American actress
  • 1967
    David Bavaro, American football player
  • 1967
    Kenta Kobashi, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1967
    Talisa Soto, American actress
  • 1968
    Sandra Hess, Swiss-born actress and model
  • 1969
    Kevin Corrigan, American actor
  • 1969
    Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet, writer
  • 1969
    Victoria O'Keefe, British actress (d. 1990)
  • 1970
    Brendan Hill, British drummer (Blues Traveler)
  • 1970
    Brent Fitz, Canadian musician (Theory of a Deadman)
  • 1970
    Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress
  • 1970
    Kathalijne Buitenweg, Dutch politician
  • 1970
    Mariah Carey, American pop singer
  • 1970
    Princess Leila of Iran (d. 2001)
  • 1970
    Uwe Rosenberg, German board game designer (Agricola, Bohnanza)
  • 1971
    David Coulthard, Scottish Formula One driver
  • 1971
    Nathan Fillion, Canadian actor
  • 1972
    Charlie Haas, American professional wrestler
  • 1972
    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Dutch footballer
  • 1974
    Gaizka Mendieta, Spanish footballer
  • 1974
    George Koumantarakis, Greek-South African footballer
  • 1974
    Russ Haas, wrestler (d. 2001)
  • 1975
    Chakrit Yamnam, Thai film and television actor
  • 1975
    Fergie, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas)
  • 1975
    Tom Goegebuer, Belgian weightlifter
  • 1976
    Carl Ng, Hong Kong/British actor and model
  • 1976
    Danny Fortson, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Djamel Belmadi, Algerian footballer
  • 1977
    Adrian Anca, Romanian footballer
  • 1977
    Vitor Meira, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1979
    Michael Cuddyer, American baseball player
  • 1980
    Cesare Cremonini, Italian singer and songwriter
  • 1981
    Carey Davis, American pro football player
  • 1981
    Lin Jun Jie, Chinese singer
  • 1981
    Terry McFlynn, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1982
    Iman Crosson, American actor, impressionist, and dancer
  • 1982
    Kurara Chibana, Japanese beauty pageant contestant
  • 1984
    Ben Franks, New Zealander rugby player
  • 1984
    Laura Critchley, British singer/song writer
  • 1984
    Michaël Cordier, Belgian footballer
  • 1985
    Caroline Winberg, Swedish supermodel
  • 1985
    Dario Baldauf, Austrian footballer
  • 1985
    Stijn De Smet, Belgian footballer
  • 1986
    Manuel Neuer, German professional footballer
  • 1986
    Melissa Stern (Baby M), American custody case figure
  • 1986
    SoCal Val, American professional wrestling valet
  • 1987
    Buster Posey, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Chad Denny, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Cláudio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987
    Victor Vito, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1988
    Brenda Song, American actress
  • 1988
    Jessie J, British singer
  • 1990
    Alessio Bugno, Italian footballer
  • 1990
    Nicolas N'Koulou, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1990
    Scott Selwood, Australian rules footballer
  • 1992
    Pedro Obiang, Spanish-born Equatoguinean footballer
  • 1995
    Taylor Atelian, American actress

Who Died On March 27?

  • 710
    Rupert of Salzburg
  • 973
    Herman, Duke of Saxony
  • 1191
    Pope Clement III (b. 1130)
  • 1350
    King Alfonso XI of Castile (b. 1312)
  • 1378
    Pope Gregory XI (b. 1336)
  • 1462
    Vasili II of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1415)
  • 1482
    Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold; wife of Maximilian I (b. 1457)
  • 1555
    William Hunter, Protestant martyr
  • 1572
    Girolamo Maggi, Italian Renaissance man (b. c. 1523)
  • 1625
    King James I of England and Ireland, James VI of Scotland (b. 1566)
  • 1635
    Robert Naunton, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1676
    Bernardino de Rebolledo, Spanish poet, soldier and diplomat (b. 1597)
  • 1679
    Abraham Minjon, Dutch painter (b. 1640)
  • 1697
    Simon Bradstreet, English colonial magistrate (b. 1603)
  • 1757
    Johann Stamitz, Czech-born composer (b. 1717)
  • 1770
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian artist (b. 1696)
  • 1809
    Joseph-Marie Vien, French painter (b. 1716)
  • 1827
    François Alexandre Frédéric, French social reformer (b. 1747)
  • 1836
    James Fannin, Texas revolutionary (b. 1804)
  • 1843
    Karl Salomo Zachariae von Lingenthal, German jurist (b. 1769)
  • 1849
    Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford (b. 1776)
  • 1850
    Wilhelm Beer, German astronomer (b. 1797)
  • 1864
    Jean-Jacques Ampère, French scholar (b. 1800)
  • 1865
    Petrus Hoffman Peerlkamp, Dutch scholar (b. 1786)
  • 1873
    Amedée Simon Dominique Thierry, French journalist and historian (b. 1797)
  • 1875
    Edgar Quinet, French historian (b. 1803)
  • 1878
    Sir George Gilbert Scott, English architect (b. 1811)
  • 1879
    Prince Waldemar of Prussia, son of Emperor Frederick III (b. 1868)
  • 1889
    John Bright, English statesman (b. 1811)
  • 1897
    Andreas Anagnostakis, Greek physician (b. 1826)
  • 1898
    Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual (b. 1817)
  • 1910
    Alexander Emanuel Agassiz, American scientist; son of Louis Agassiz (b. 1835)
  • 1918
    Henry Adams, American historian (b. 1838)
  • 1923
    Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist (b. 1842)
  • 1924
    Walter Parratt, English composer (b. 1841)
  • 1926
    Georges Vézina, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1887)
  • 1927
    Joe Start, American baseball player (b. 1842)
  • 1931
    Arnold Bennett, British novelist (b. 1867)
  • 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)
  • 1967
    Jaroslav Heyrovský, Czech chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)
  • 1967
    Jim Thompson, American designer (disappeared) (b. 1906)
  • 1968
    Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1934)
  • 1972
    M. C. Escher, Dutch artist (b. 1898)
  • 1972
    Sharkey Bonano, American musician (b. 1904)
  • 1977
    A. P. Hamann, American politician (b. 1909)
  • 1977
    Diana Hyland, American actress (b. 1936)
  • 1977
    Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Dutch Aviator (b. 1927)
  • 1978
    Nat Bailey, Canadian restaurateur (b. 1902)
  • 1981
    Mao Dun, Chinese writer (b. 1895)
  • 1981
    Olle Björklund, Swedish actor and news presenter (b. 1916)
  • 1982
    Betty Schade, German-born American actress (b. 1895)
  • 1988
    Renato Salvatori, Italian actor (b. 1934)
  • 1989
    Jack Starrett, American actor and film director (b. 1936)
  • 1989
    May Allison, American actress (b. 1890)
  • 1991
    Aldo Ray, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 1991
    Ralph Bates, British actor (b. 1940)
  • 1992
    Easley Blackwood, American bridge player (b. 1903)
  • 1993
    Clifford Jordan, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1931)
  • 1993
    Paul László, Hungarian interior designer and architect (b. 1900)
  • 1996
    Howard Wyeth, American drummer and pianist (b. 1944)
  • 1998
    David McClelland, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • 1998
    Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile manufacturer (b. 1909)
  • 2000
    Ian Dury, English musician (b. 1942)
  • 2002
    Billy Wilder, American director (b. 1906)
  • 2002
    Dudley Moore, British actor (b. 1935)
  • 2002
    Milton Berle, American actor and comedian (b. 1908)
  • 2003
    Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (b. 1927)
  • 2003
    Paul Zindel, American writer (b. 1936)
  • 2003
    Ricardo Munguía, Salvadoran aid worker (b. 1960)
  • 2004
    Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer (b. 1984)
  • 2005
    Ahmed Zaki, Egyptian prominent actor (b. 1949)
  • 2005
    Bob Casey, American baseball announcer (b. 1925)
  • 2005
    Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist (b. 1921)
  • 2005
    Wilfred Bigelow, Canadian heart surgeon (b. 1913)
  • 2006
    Dan Curtis, American television producer and director (b. 1928)
  • 2006
    Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (b. 1925)
  • 2006
    Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan (b. 1924)
  • 2006
    Ruari McLean, British typographer (b. 1917)
  • 2006
    Stanisław Lem, Polish writer (b. 1921)
  • 2007
    Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1929)
  • 2008
    George Pruteanu, Romanian literary critic and politician (b. 1947)
  • 2008
    Jean-Marie Balestre, French president of motor sport’s FIA (b. 1921)
  • 2009
    Jack Dreyfus, American businessman (b. 1913)
  • 2010
    Vasily Smyslov, Russian grandmaster (b. 1921)

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