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.
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)
- 1613The first English child born in Canada at Cuper’s Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
- 1854Crimean War: The United Kingdom declares war on Russia.
- 1963Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom’s rail network.
- 1976The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens.
- 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.
- 1980Silver 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.
- 1981The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.
- 1990The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1696Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760)
- 1730Thomas Tyrwhitt, English classical scholar (d. 1786)
- 1845Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1923)
- 1914Richard Denning, American actor (d. 1998)
- 1941Ivan Gašparovič, Slovakian politician
- 1950Tony Banks, English musician (Genesis)
- 1963Charly Alberti, Argentinian musician
- 1963Randall Cunningham, American football player
- 1970Uwe Rosenberg, German board game designer (Agricola, Bohnanza)
- 1992Pedro Obiang, Spanish-born Equatoguinean footballer
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