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Historical Events Happened In March - 27

Monday, 22 December 2014

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  Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars on this day in history.  

1964  On March - 27 on the island of Cyprus the first Canadians troops start duties with UN peacekeeping force  

1964  On March - 27 uN troops arrive on Cyprus  

1966  On March - 27 anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia  

1966  On this day in history canada launches 158 kg. instrument package into upper atmosphere; to study aurora borealis; first all-Canadian space project, using Black Brant rocket.  

1966  Mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1967  Gerardus H de Vet, the Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67), dies at 49 on March - 27.  

1968  On March - 27 japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco  

1968  Suharto succeeds Sukarno as President of Indonesia on March - 27.  

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  On this day in history ottawa to build new international airport at Mirabel, near St-Jerome, 42 km north of Montreal , a BIG waste of money it later closes  

1970  On March - 27 ringo releases his first solo album "Sentimental Journey"  

1970  USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  

1972  On March - 27 venera 8 launched to Venus  

1972  On March - 27 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  Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer, dies at 72  

1973  45th Academy Awards: "Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians on this day in history.  

1974  Ottawa and provinces agree that the price of domestic crude oil will rise from $4 to $6.50 a barrel those were the days! on this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history arthur Bliss, English composer/conductor (Checkmate), dies at 83  

1976  On this day in history 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  On March - 27 diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41  

1978  Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances on this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history wilfred Pickles, actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73  

1979  Supreme Court rules, 8-1, cops can't randomly stop cars on March - 27.  

1979  Ronald Adam, actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1980  Elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold mine crash 1900 meter down (23 die) on March - 27.  

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 March - 27 john Lennon releases "Watching the Wheels" in UK  

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Famous Birthdays In March - 27

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0972  King Robert II of France (d. 1031) was born on this day in history.  

1416  On March - 27 birth of antonio Squarcialupi, composer  

1554  Everhardus van Bronchorst, Dutch lawyer was born on March - 27.  

1627  Stephen Fox, English politician (d. 1716) was born on this day in history.  

1665  On March - 27 birth of benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau)  

1676  Francis II Rákóczi, leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburg (d. 1735) was born on this day in history.  

1696  Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760) was born on March - 27.  

1702  Johann Ernst Eberlin, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In March - 27

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0710  On this day in history death of rupert of Salzburg  

0922  On March - 27 death of al-Hallaj al-Mughith-al-Hsayn Mansur, Persian mystic, beheaded at 64  

0965  On this day in history arnulf I, the Elder/the Great, count of Flanders (918-65), dies  

0973  On March - 27 death of herman, Duke of Saxony  

1378  Gregory XI, [Pierre R the Beaufort], last French Pope (1370-78), dies on this day in history.  

1462  Death of Vasili II of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1415) on March - 27.  

1472  Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator, dies at 37 on this day in history.  

1482  On March - 27 maria, duchess of Burgundy/countess of Holland, dies at 25