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.
- 1625Charles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as claiming the title King of France.
- 1794The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
- 1836Texas Revolution: Goliad massacre – Antonio López de Santa Anna orders the Mexican army to kill about 400 Texas POWs at Goliad, Texas.
- 1851First reported sighting of the Yosemite Valley by Europeans.
- 1854Crimean War: The United Kingdom declares war on Russia.
- 1886Famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.
- 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.
- 1976The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens.
- 1980The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
Who were born on March 27?
- 1809Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, French civic planner (d. 1891)
- 1902Charles Lang, American cinematographer (d. 1998)
- 1952Dana Stabenow, American author
- 1952Maria Schneider, French actress (d. 2011)
- 1970Kathalijne Buitenweg, Dutch politician
- 1984Laura Critchley, British singer/song writer
- 1984Michaël Cordier, Belgian footballer
- 1986Melissa Stern (Baby M), American custody case figure
- 1988Brenda Song, American actress
- 1990Alessio Bugno, Italian footballer
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