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)
- 1846Mexican-American War: Siege of Fort Texas.
- 1915Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.
- 1975Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
- 1977Tenerife airport disaster: Two Boeing 747 airliners collide on a foggy runway on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 (all 248 on KLM and 335 on Pan Am). 61 survived on the Pan Am flight.
- 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.
- 1980The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
- 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.
- 1994The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
- 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?
- 1845Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1923)
- 1857Karl Pearson, English statistician (d. 1936)
- 1901Carl Barks, American illustrator (d. 2000)
- 1930Bob den Uyl, Dutch writer (d. 1992)
- 1950Lynn McGlothen, American baseball player (d. 1984)
- 1953Herman Ponsteen, Dutch track cyclist
- 1961Tak Matsumoto, Japanese guitarist (B'z)
- 1981Lin Jun Jie, Chinese singer
- 1986Manuel Neuer, German professional footballer
- 1987Victor Vito, New Zealand rugby player
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