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Monday March 27, 2017

March 27: Day of the Week

March 27, 2017 was the 86th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 279 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1613
    The first English child born in Canada at Cuper’s Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
  • 1854
    Crimean War: The United Kingdom declares war on Russia.
  • 1963
    Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom’s rail network.
  • 1976
    The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens.
  • 1977
    Tenerife 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.
  • 1980
    Silver 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.
  • 1981
    The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.
  • 1990
    The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
  • 1994
    One 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.
  • 2004
    HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.

Who were born on March 27?

  • 1696
    Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760)
  • 1730
    Thomas Tyrwhitt, English classical scholar (d. 1786)
  • 1845
    Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1923)
  • 1914
    Richard Denning, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1941
    Ivan Gašparovič, Slovakian politician
  • 1950
    Tony Banks, English musician (Genesis)
  • 1963
    Charly Alberti, Argentinian musician
  • 1963
    Randall Cunningham, American football player
  • 1970
    Uwe Rosenberg, German board game designer (Agricola, Bohnanza)
  • 1992
    Pedro Obiang, Spanish-born Equatoguinean footballer

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