Historical Events For March - 27
Monday, 29 May 2017
1964 On this day in history earthquake strikes Anchorage AK, 9.2 on Richter scale, 131 die from earthquake and resulting tsunami; this is the most violent eathquake in US history
1964 Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history on the island of Cyprus the first Canadians troops start duties with UN peacekeeping force
1964 UN troops arrive on Cyprus on March - 27.
1966 Anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia on this day in history.
1966 Canada launches 158 kg. instrument package into upper atmosphere; to study aurora borealis; first all-Canadian space project, using Black Brant rocket on this day in history.
1966 On March - 27 mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82
1967 On this day in history gerardus H de Vet, the Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67), dies at 49
1968 On this day in history japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco
1968 On March - 27 suharto succeeds Sukarno as President of Indonesia
1968 On this day in history yuri Gagarin, 1st man to orbit Earth, & Seryogin, in plane crash at 34
1969 On this day in history launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190 miles above southern Mars
1969 Ottawa to build new international airport at Mirabel, near St-Jerome, 42 km north of Montreal , a BIG waste of money it later closes on this day in history.
1970 On March - 27 ringo releases his first solo album "Sentimental Journey"
1970 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on March - 27.
1972 Venera 8 launched to Venus on this day in history.
1972 On March - 27 maurits C Escher, Dutch lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), dies at 73
1973 On this day in history 45th Academy Awards "Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians
1973 On this day in history jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession
1973 On March - 27 boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer, dies at 72
1973 On March - 27 45th Academy Awards: "Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians
1974 On March - 27 ottawa and provinces agree that the price of domestic crude oil will rise from $4 to $6.50 a barrel those were the days!
1975 Arthur Bliss, English composer/conductor (Checkmate), dies at 83 on this day in history.
1976 Washington DC underground Metro opens on March - 27.
1977 On this day in history 583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747's crash, Tenerife
1977 Diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41 on March - 27.
1978 Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances on this day in history.
1978 Wilfred Pickles, actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73 on March - 27.
1979 On March - 27 supreme Court rules, 8-1, cops can't randomly stop cars
1979 On this day in history ronald Adam, actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82
1980 On March - 27 elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold mine crash 1900 meter down (23 die)
1980 On this day in history mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years
1980 On this day in history tSE Index drops 5.3%, biggest one day loss since 1940; after attempt by Hunt Brothers of Texas to corner silver market and yup I boought silver at $50.00 U.S.
1981 On this day in history john Lennon releases "Watching the Wheels" in UK