Historical Events For March - 27
Monday, 16 January 2017
1964 On March - 27 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 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 March - 27.
1966 On this day in history 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 March - 27.
1967 On March - 27 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 March - 27.
1968 Yuri Gagarin, 1st man to orbit Earth, & Seryogin, in plane crash at 34 on March - 27.
1969 Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190 miles above southern Mars on March - 27.
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 On March - 27 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 Venera 8 launched to Venus on March - 27.
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 March - 27.
1973 On March - 27 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 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 March - 27.
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 March - 27.
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 March - 27.
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 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 On March - 27 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