March 27: Day of the Week
March 27, 2017 is the 86th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1871The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.
- 1945World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan’s ports and waterways begins. Argentina declares war to the Axis Powers.
- 1948The Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened.
- 1980Silver Thursday: A steep fall in silver prices, resulting from the Hunt Brothers attempting to corner the market in silver, led to panic on commodity and futures exchanges.
- 1981The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.
- 1986A car bomb explodes at Russell Street Police HQ in Melbourne, killing 1 police officer and injuring 21 people.
- 1990The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
- 1993Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People’s Republic of China.
- 1994The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
- 2000A Phillips Petroleum plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas kills 1 and injures 71.
Who were born on March 27?
- 972King Robert II of France (d. 1031)
- 1809Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, French civic planner (d. 1891)
- 1899Gloria Swanson, American actress (d. 1983)
- 1917Cyrus Vance, American politician (d. 2002)
- 1930Bob den Uyl, Dutch writer (d. 1992)
- 1935Stanley Rother, American Catholic priest and missionary (d. 1981)
- 1946Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers)
- 1957Kostas Vasilakakis, Greek footballer and football manager
- 1974George Koumantarakis, Greek-South African footballer
- 1985Dario Baldauf, Austrian footballer
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