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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 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.
- 1910A fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, kills 312.
- 1918Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.
- 1938Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Taierzhuang takes place.
- 1941World War II: Yugoslavian Air Force officers topple the pro-axis government in a bloodless coup.
- 1948The Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened.
- 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.
- 2002Passover Massacre: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 29 people partaking of the Passover meal in Netanya, Israel.
- 2009A suicide bomber kills at least 48 at a mosque in the Khyber Agency of Pakistan.
Who were born on March 27?
- 1702Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer (d. 1762)
- 1809Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, French civic planner (d. 1891)
- 1909Golo Mann, German historian (d. 1994)
- 1926Frank O'Hara, American Poet (d.1966)
- 1942John E. Sulston, British chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- 1957Billy Mackenzie, Scottish musician (Associates) (d. 1997)
- 1962John O'Farrell, British author and satirist
- 1967Kenta Kobashi, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1984Laura Critchley, British singer/song writer
- 1992Pedro Obiang, Spanish-born Equatoguinean footballer
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