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.
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March 27 Historical Event(s)
- 1871The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.
- 1881Rioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.
- 1943World War II: Battle of the Komandorski Islands – In the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska.
- 1963Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom’s rail network.
- 1964The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.
- 1975Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
- 1981The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.
- 1993Italian former minister and Christian Democracy leader Giulio Andreotti is accused of mafia allegiance by the tribunal of Palermo.
- 1993Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People’s Republic of China.
- 2009Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails, killing at least 99 people.
Who were born on March 27?
- 1817Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli, Swiss biologist (d. 1891)
- 1883Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)
- 1897Douglas Hartree, English mathematical physicist (d. 1958)
- 1901Eisaku Sato, Japanese statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1975)
- 1923Louis Simpson, Jamaican-born poet
- 1953Herman Ponsteen, Dutch track cyclist
- 1960Hans Pflügler, German footballer
- 1970Uwe Rosenberg, German board game designer (Agricola, Bohnanza)
- 1979Michael Cuddyer, American baseball player
- 1987Chad Denny, Canadian ice hockey player
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