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Historical Events Happened In March - 27

Monday, 28 July 2014

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  On this day in history great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars  

1964  On the island of Cyprus the first Canadians troops start duties with UN peacekeeping force on this day in history.  

1964  UN troops arrive on Cyprus on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco on this day in history.  

1968  Suharto succeeds Sukarno as President of Indonesia on this day in history.  

1968  Yuri Gagarin, 1st man to orbit Earth, & Seryogin, in plane crash at 34 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history ringo releases his first solo album "Sentimental Journey"  

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

1972  Venera 8 launched to Venus on this day in history.  

1972  Maurits C Escher, Dutch lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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.  

1973  On this day in history jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession  

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  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 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  583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747's crash, Tenerife on this day in history.  

1977  Diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1979  Supreme Court rules, 8-1, cops can't randomly stop cars on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history ronald Adam, actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82  

1980  On this day in history 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  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  

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Famous Birthdays In March - 27

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0972  On this day in history birth of king Robert II of France (d. 1031)  

1416  On this day in history birth of antonio Squarcialupi, composer  

1554  On this day in history birth of everhardus van Bronchorst, Dutch lawyer  

1627  On this day in history birth of stephen Fox, English politician (d. 1716)  

1665  Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau) was born on this day in history.  

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

1696  On this day in history birth of antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760)  

1702  On this day in history birth of johann Ernst Eberlin, composer  

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  Death of Al-Hallaj al-Mughith-al-Hsayn Mansur, Persian mystic, beheaded at 64 on this day in history.  

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

0973  Death of Herman, Duke of Saxony on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1472  On this day in history janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator, dies at 37  

1482  Maria, duchess of Burgundy/countess of Holland, dies at 25 on this day in history.