March 27: Day of the Week
March 27, 2015 was the 86th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 279 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1329Pope John XXII issues his In Agro Dominico condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.
- 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.
- 1846Mexican-American War: Siege of Fort Texas.
- 1945World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan’s ports and waterways begins. Argentina declares war to the Axis Powers.
- 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.
- 1993Italian former minister and Christian Democracy leader Giulio Andreotti is accused of mafia allegiance by the tribunal of Palermo.
- 1993Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People’s Republic of China.
- 2002Passover Massacre: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 29 people partaking of the Passover meal in Netanya, Israel.
Who were born on March 27?
- 1857Karl Pearson, English statistician (d. 1936)
- 1860Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (d. 1924)
- 1920Robin Jacques, British illustrator (d. 1995)
- 1937Thomas Aquinas Daly, American painter
- 1941Ivan Gašparovič, Slovakian politician
- 1972Charlie Haas, American professional wrestler
- 1974Russ Haas, wrestler (d. 2001)
- 1979Michael Cuddyer, American baseball player
- 1987Chad Denny, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1990Alessio Bugno, Italian footballer
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