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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1851First reported sighting of the Yosemite Valley by Europeans.
- 1890A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
- 1910A fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, kills 312.
- 1938Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Taierzhuang takes place.
- 1964The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.
- 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.
- 1986A car bomb explodes at Russell Street Police HQ in Melbourne, killing 1 police officer and injuring 21 people.
- 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.
- 2004HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
- 2009Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails, killing at least 99 people.
Who were born on March 27?
- 1676Francis II Rákóczi, Hungarian nationalist (d. 1735)
- 1809Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, French civic planner (d. 1891)
- 1886Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader (d. 1934)
- 1921Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (d. 2010)
- 1922Dick King-Smith English author (d. 2011)
- 1927Anthony Lewis, American journalist and writer
- 1939Cale Yarborough, American race car driver
- 1944Khosrow Shakibai, Iranian actor (d. 2008)
- 1961Tony Rominger, Swiss cyclist
- 1990Nicolas N'Koulou, Cameroonian footballer
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