March 27: Day of the Week
March 27, 2016 was the 87th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 279 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1306Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scotland at Scone.
- 1886Famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan’s ports and waterways begins. Argentina declares war to the Axis Powers.
- 1963Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom’s rail network.
- 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.
- 1993Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People’s Republic of China.
- 1998The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.
- 2009Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails, killing at least 99 people.
Who were born on March 27?
- 1714Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian (d. 1795)
- 1888Bouke Benenga, Dutch freestyle swimmer and water polo player (d. 1968)
- 1892Dorrit Weixler, German actress (d. 1916)
- 1920Robin Jacques, British illustrator (d. 1995)
- 1956Leung Kwok Hung, Hong Kong activist
- 1959Andrew Farriss, Australian musician (INXS)
- 1974Russ Haas, wrestler (d. 2001)
- 1980Cesare Cremonini, Italian singer and songwriter
- 1984Laura Critchley, British singer/song writer
- 1995Taylor Atelian, American actress
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