March 27: Day of the Week
March 27, 2021 is the 86th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 1782Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- 1851First reported sighting of the Yosemite Valley by Europeans.
- 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.
- 1980The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2009A suicide bomber kills at least 48 at a mosque in the Khyber Agency of Pakistan.
Who were born on March 27?
- 1871Piet Aalberse, Dutch politician (d. 1948)
- 1883Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)
- 1886Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader (d. 1934)
- 1899Gloria Swanson, American actress (d. 1983)
- 1906Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
- 1912James Callaghan, British politician (d. 2005)
- 1920Robin Jacques, British illustrator (d. 1995)
- 1940Austin Pendleton, American actor
- 1955Lefteris Pantazis, Greek singer
- 1985Dario Baldauf, Austrian footballer
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