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Historical Events Happened In March - 27

Saturday, 29 November 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  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 this day in history.  

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

1966  On March - 27 canada launches 158 kg. instrument package into upper atmosphere; to study aurora borealis; first all-Canadian space project, using Black Brant rocket.  

1966  On this day in history mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82  

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  On this day in history suharto succeeds Sukarno as President of Indonesia  

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

1969  On March - 27 launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190 miles above southern Mars  

1969  On March - 27 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  Ringo releases his first solo album "Sentimental Journey" on this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

1973  On March - 27 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  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  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 March - 27 583 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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history supreme Court rules, 8-1, cops can't randomly stop cars  

1979  On March - 27 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  Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years on this day in history.  

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 March - 27.  

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 March - 27 birth of king Robert II of France (d. 1031)  

1416  Antonio Squarcialupi, composer was born on this day in history.  

1554  Everhardus van Bronchorst, Dutch lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1676  On March - 27 birth of francis II Rákóczi, leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburg (d. 1735)  

1696  Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760) was born on this day in history.  

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 March - 27.  

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

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 March - 27.  

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