Historical Events For March - 27
Sunday, 19 November 2017
1964 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 on March - 27.
1964 On March - 27 great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
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 On this day in history anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia
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 Mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82 on March - 27.
1967 Gerardus H de Vet, the Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67), dies at 49 on this day in history.
1968 Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco on this day in history.
1968 Suharto succeeds Sukarno as President of Indonesia on March - 27.
1968 Yuri Gagarin, 1st man to orbit Earth, & Seryogin, in plane crash at 34 on March - 27.
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 March - 27.
1970 On March - 27 ringo releases his first solo album "Sentimental Journey"
1970 On March - 27 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 On this day in history venera 8 launched to Venus
1972 On this day in history maurits C Escher, Dutch lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), dies at 73
1973 45th Academy Awards "Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians on March - 27.
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 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
1974 On this day in history 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 On March - 27 arthur Bliss, English composer/conductor (Checkmate), dies at 83
1976 On March - 27 washington DC underground Metro opens
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 On March - 27 bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances
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 Ronald Adam, actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82 on March - 27.
1980 Elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold mine crash 1900 meter down (23 die) on March - 27.
1980 Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years on March - 27.
1980 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 on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history john Lennon releases "Watching the Wheels" in UK