March 27: Day of the Week
March 27, 2019 was the 86th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 279 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1613The first English child born in Canada at Cuper’s Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
- 1625Charles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as claiming the title King of France.
- 1846Mexican-American War: Siege of Fort Texas.
- 1890A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
- 1945World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan’s ports and waterways begins. Argentina declares war to the Axis Powers.
- 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.
- 1980The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
- 1981The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.
- 1994The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
Who were born on March 27?
- 1702Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer (d. 1762)
- 1730Thomas Tyrwhitt, English classical scholar (d. 1786)
- 1899Gloria Swanson, American actress (d. 1983)
- 1901Carl Barks, American illustrator (d. 2000)
- 1923Endo Shusaku, Japanese author (d. 1996)
- 1950Lynn McGlothen, American baseball player (d. 1984)
- 1961Tony Rominger, Swiss cyclist
- 1966Haruto Umezawa, Japanese manga artist
- 1970Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress
- 1977Vitor Meira, Brazilian racing driver
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