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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 1794Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.
- 1809Peninsular War: A combined Franco-Polish force defeats the Spanish in the Battle of Ciudad-Real.
- 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.
- 1993Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People’s Republic of China.
- 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.
- 2004HMS 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?
- 1784Alexander Csoma de Kőrös, Hungarian philologist (d. 1842)
- 1847Otto Wallach, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
- 1895Betty Schade, German-born American film actress (d. 1982)
- 1923Louis Simpson, Jamaican-born poet
- 1927Anthony Lewis, American journalist and writer
- 1935Abelardo Castillo, Argentine writer
- 1947Aad de Mos, Dutch football coach
- 1967David Bavaro, American football player
- 1976Danny Fortson, American basketball player
- 1987Victor Vito, New Zealand rugby player
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