March 27: Day of the Week
March 27, 2021 was the 86th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 279 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
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March 27 Historical Event(s)
- 196 BCPtolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt.
- 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.
- 1871The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.
- 1884A 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.
- 1918Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.
- 1948The Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened.
- 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.
- 1994The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
Who were born on March 27?
- 1813Nathaniel Currier, American illustrator (d. 1888)
- 1892Ferde Grofé, American composer (d. 1972)
- 1893Karl Mannheim, Hungarian sociologist (d. 1947)
- 1897Douglas Hartree, English mathematical physicist (d. 1958)
- 1937Thomas Aquinas Daly, American painter
- 1940Austin Pendleton, American actor
- 1942Michael Jackson, English writer (d. 2007)
- 1950Tony Banks, English musician (Genesis)
- 1972Charlie Haas, American professional wrestler
- 1986Manuel Neuer, German professional footballer
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