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Historical Events For March - 27

Thursday, 23 February 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 March - 27 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  Anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia on March - 27.  

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 March - 27 mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82  

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

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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 March - 27.  

1970  On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

1972  On this day in history venera 8 launched to Venus  

1972  On March - 27 maurits C Escher, Dutch lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), dies at 73  

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  

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 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 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 March - 27.  

1978  On March - 27 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  On this day in history ronald Adam, actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82  

1980  On March - 27 elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold mine crash 1900 meter down (23 die)  

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  John Lennon releases "Watching the Wheels" in UK on this day in history.  

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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 March - 27 birth of antonio Squarcialupi, composer  

1554  On March - 27 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  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  

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Famous Deaths In March - 27

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0710  On March - 27 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  Death of Herman, Duke of Saxony on March - 27.  

1378  On March - 27 gregory XI, [Pierre R the Beaufort], last French Pope (1370-78), dies  

1462  On March - 27 death of vasili II of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1415)  

1472  On March - 27 janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator, dies at 37  

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

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