March 27: Day of the Week
March 27, 2016 is the 87th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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.
- 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.
- 1910A fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, kills 312.
- 1941World War II: Yugoslavian Air Force officers topple the pro-axis government in a bloodless coup.
- 1975Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
- 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.
- 1998The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.
- 2004HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
- 2009Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails, killing at least 99 people.
Who were born on March 27?
- 1810William Hepworth Thompson, English classical scholar (d. 1886)
- 1901Erich Ollenhauer, German politician (d. 1963)
- 1926Frank O'Hara, American Poet (d.1966)
- 1930Bob den Uyl, Dutch writer (d. 1992)
- 1940Janis Martin, American singer (d. 2007)
- 1950Petros Efthimiou, Greek politician
- 1967David Bavaro, American football player
- 1968Sandra Hess, Swiss-born actress and model
- 1976Danny Fortson, American basketball player
- 1981Terry McFlynn, Northern Irish footballer
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