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Sunday March 27, 2016

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1782
    Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1794
    Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.
  • 1851
    First reported sighting of the Yosemite Valley by Europeans.
  • 1881
    Rioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.
  • 1884
    A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, US, attacks members of a jury who had returned a verdict of manslaughter in a clear case of murder, and then over the next few days would riot and destroy the courthouse.
  • 1941
    World War II: Yugoslavian Air Force officers topple the pro-axis government in a bloodless coup.
  • 1948
    The Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened.
  • 1958
    Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
  • 1963
    Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom’s rail network.
  • 1975
    Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.

Who were born on March 27?

  • 1712
    Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (d. 1779)
  • 1765
    Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1841)
  • 1847
    Otto Wallach, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
  • 1914
    Budd Schulberg, American screenwriter and novelist (d. 2009)
  • 1927
    Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (d. 2007)
  • 1944
    Khosrow Shakibai, Iranian actor (d. 2008)
  • 1952
    Jan Albers, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1959
    Andrew Farriss, Australian musician (INXS)
  • 1976
    Carl Ng, Hong Kong/British actor and model
  • 1987
    Victor Vito, New Zealand rugby player

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