March 27: Day of the Week
March 27, 2017 was the 86th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 279 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
March 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1625Charles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as claiming the title King of France.
- 1836Texas Revolution: Goliad massacre – Antonio López de Santa Anna orders the Mexican army to kill about 400 Texas POWs at Goliad, Texas.
- 1884A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, US, attacks members of a jury who had returned a verdict of manslaughter in a clear case of murder, and then over the next few days would riot and destroy the courthouse.
- 1910A fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, kills 312.
- 1943World War II: Battle of the Komandorski Islands – In the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska.
- 1948The Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened.
- 1975Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
- 1993Italian former minister and Christian Democracy leader Giulio Andreotti is accused of mafia allegiance by the tribunal of Palermo.
- 1994One of the biggest tornado outbreaks in recent memory hits the Southeastern United States. One tornado slams into a church in Piedmont, Alabama during Palm Sunday services killing 20 and injuring 90.
- 2009Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails, killing at least 99 people.
Who were born on March 27?
- 1702Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer (d. 1762)
- 1797Alfred de Vigny, French author (d. 1863)
- 1847Otto Wallach, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
- 1857Karl Pearson, English statistician (d. 1936)
- 1921Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (d. 2010)
- 1942Michael Jackson, English writer (d. 2007)
- 1952Richard Séguin, Quebec singer and songwriter
- 1970Uwe Rosenberg, German board game designer (Agricola, Bohnanza)
- 1971David Coulthard, Scottish Formula One driver
- 1972Charlie Haas, American professional wrestler
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