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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1306Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scotland at Scone.
- 1329Pope John XXII issues his In Agro Dominico condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.
- 1794The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
- 1918Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.
- 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.
- 1958Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
- 1963Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom’s rail network.
- 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.
- 2002Passover Massacre: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 29 people partaking of the Passover meal in Netanya, Israel.
Who were born on March 27?
- 1797Alfred de Vigny, French author (d. 1863)
- 1901Eisaku Sato, Japanese statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1975)
- 1905Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (d. 1980)
- 1912James Callaghan, British politician (d. 2005)
- 1917Cyrus Vance, American politician (d. 2002)
- 1952Dana Stabenow, American author
- 1953Herman Ponsteen, Dutch track cyclist
- 1967Kenta Kobashi, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1970Princess Leila of Iran (d. 2001)
- 1974George Koumantarakis, Greek-South African footballer
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