Historical Events In March - 27
Saturday, 21 April 2018
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 the island of Cyprus the first Canadians troops start duties with UN peacekeeping force on March - 27.
1964 UN troops arrive on Cyprus on this day in history.
1966 On this day in history 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 March - 27.
1968 Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco on March - 27.
1968 On this day in history suharto succeeds Sukarno as President of Indonesia
1968 On this day in history yuri Gagarin, 1st man to orbit Earth, & Seryogin, in plane crash at 34
1969 Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190 miles above southern Mars on this day in history.
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 March - 27.
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 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession on March - 27.
1973 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer, dies at 72 on March - 27.
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 On this day in history arthur Bliss, English composer/conductor (Checkmate), dies at 83
1976 On March - 27 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 On this day in history diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41
1978 On March - 27 bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances
1978 On March - 27 wilfred Pickles, actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73
1979 On March - 27 supreme Court rules, 8-1, cops can't randomly stop cars
1979 On March - 27 ronald Adam, actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82
1980 Elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold mine crash 1900 meter down (23 die) on March - 27.
1980 Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years on this day in history.
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 John Lennon releases "Watching the Wheels" in UK on March - 27.