March 27

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March 27 Events - World Wide

March 27 marks the anniversary of several historical events around the world. In 1945, for instance, during World War II, American forces captured the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen, Germany, an essential crossing point over the Rhine River. This event played a crucial role in hastening the end of the war in Europe. Additionally, in 1977, two Boeing 747 planes collided on the runway of Tenerife Airport in the Canary Islands, resulting in the deadliest aviation accident in history.

March 27 is observed as “World Theatre Day,” celebrating the importance of theatre arts worldwide. This day is an opportunity to promote the power of theatre to bring communities together, tell stories, and provoke thought and discussion. It’s a day to honor playwrights, actors, directors, and all those involved in the theatrical arts.

Notable individuals who passed away on March 27 include influential figures from various fields. For example, in 1968, Yuri Gagarin, the first human to journey into outer space, tragically died in a plane crash during a routine training flight. His legacy as a pioneering astronaut continues to inspire generations of space explorers. Additionally, in 2002, Milton Berle, a legendary American comedian and actor known as “Mr. Television,” passed away. Berle was a trailblazer in the early days of television, shaping the medium with his humor and charisma.

In recent years, March 27 has also become significant for various modern observances. It’s often a day for environmental awareness and action, with initiatives and events promoting sustainability and conservation efforts worldwide. Additionally, it’s recognized as a day to highlight issues such as LGBTQ+ rights, gender equality, and social justice, with advocacy campaigns and events aimed at fostering inclusivity and equality in communities globally.

Events List - World Wide

Pre-1600

  • 1309: Pope Clement V imposes excommunication and interdiction on Venice for seizing Ferrara, a papal fiefdom, along with a general prohibition of all commercial intercourse with the city.
  • 1329: Pope John XXII issues his In Agro Dominico, condemning certain writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.
  • 1513: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León reaches the northern end of The Bahamas during his initial voyage to Florida.

1601–1900

  • 1625: Charles I ascends to the throne of England, Scotland, and Ireland, also asserting his claim as the King of France.
  • 1638: Southern Italy is struck by the first of four destructive Calabrian earthquakes, with a magnitude of 6.8 and causing 10,000–30,000 fatalities.
  • 1782: The Second Rockingham ministry assumes power in Great Britain and initiates negotiations to bring an end to the American War of Independence.
  • 1794: The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and approves the construction of six frigates.
  • 1809: In the Peninsular War, a combined Franco-Polish force triumphs over the Spanish in the Battle of Ciudad Real.
  • 1814: During the War of 1812, U.S. forces under General Andrew Jackson defeat the Creek in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in central Alabama.
  • 1836: In the Texas Revolution, the Mexican Army, under General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s orders, massacres 342 Texian Army prisoners of war at Goliad, Texas.
  • 1866: President Andrew Johnson of the United States vetoes the Civil Rights Act of 1866, but Congress overrides his veto, and the bill becomes law on April 9.
  • 1871: Scotland secures victory over England in the first international rugby football match held at Raeburn Place in Edinburgh.
  • 1884: A riot erupts in Cincinnati, Ohio, after a mob attacks jurors who returned a manslaughter verdict in a murder case; the courthouse is burned down in subsequent days.
  • 1886: Geronimo, the Apache warrior, surrenders to the U.S. Army, marking the conclusion of the primary phase of the Apache Wars.
  • 1899: Emilio Aguinaldo leads Filipino forces for the only time during the Philippine–American War at the Battle of Marilao River.

1901–present

  • 1901: Emilio Aguinaldo, leader of the First Philippine Republic, is captured by the Americans during the Philippine–American War.
  • 1912: First Lady Helen Taft and the Viscountess Chinda plant two Yoshino cherry trees in Washington, D.C., marking the origin of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
  • 1915: Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease identified in the United States, is quarantined for the second time for the remainder of her life.
  • 1918: The National Council of Bessarabia proclaims union with the Kingdom of Romania.
  • 1933: Japan exits the League of Nations after the approval of the Lytton Report, which ruled in favor of China regarding the Japanese invasion of Manchuria.
  • 1938: The Battle of Taierzhuang begins, leading to the first major Chinese victory over Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • 1941: Yugoslav Air Force officers stage a bloodless coup, toppling the pro-Axis government during World War II.
  • 1942: Nazi Germany and Vichy France commence the deportation of 65,000 Jews from Drancy internment camp to German extermination camps, marking a dark chapter in the Holocaust.
  • 1943: The Battle of the Komandorski Islands commences in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.
  • 1945: Operation Starvation begins, targeting Japan’s ports and waterways during World War II, while Argentina declares war on the Axis Powers.
  • 1958: Nikita Khrushchev assumes the role of Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union.
  • 1964: The Good Friday earthquake strikes Southcentral Alaska with a magnitude of 9.2, causing significant casualties and damage.
  • 1975: Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System commences.
  • 1976: The Washington Metro opens its first section to the public.
  • 1977: The Tenerife airport disaster occurs, resulting in the deadliest aviation accident in history.
  • 1980: The collapse of the Alexander L. Kielland oil platform in the North Sea claims the lives of 123 crew members.
  • 1981: The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike involving millions of workers.
  • 1986: A car bomb explodes outside Russell Street Police HQ in Melbourne, Australia, killing one officer and injuring 21.
  • 1990: The United States begins broadcasting anti-Castro propaganda to Cuba on TV Martí.
  • 1993: Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People’s Republic of China, while Italian politician Giulio Andreotti faces accusations of mafia allegiance.
  • 1998: The FDA approves Viagra for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, a significant medical milestone.
  • 1999: A Yugoslav Army SAM shoots down an American Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk during the Kosovo War.
  • 2000: An explosion at a Phillips Petroleum plant in Pasadena, Texas, results in one fatality and numerous injuries.
  • 2002: Palestinian suicide bombers attack a Passover seder in Netanya, Israel, and a gunman opens fire at a town council meeting in Nanterre, France.
  • 2004: HMS Scylla is sunk as Europe’s first artificial reef off the coast of Cornwall.
  • 2009: The dam forming Situ Gintung in Indonesia fails, leading to the deaths of at least 99 people.
  • 2014: The Philippines signs a peace accord with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, ending decades of conflict.
  • 2015: Al-Shabab militants attack and briefly occupy a hotel in Mogadishu, resulting in numerous fatalities.
  • 2016: A suicide blast in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore, targets Christians celebrating Easter, claiming over 70 lives.
  • 2020: North Macedonia becomes the 30th member of NATO.
  • 2023: A mass shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, leaves seven people dead, including the perpetrator.

Births List - World Wide

Pre-1600

  • 1401: Albert III, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1460)
  • 1416: Francis of Paola, Italian friar and saint, founder of the Order of the Minims (d. 1507)
  • 1509: Wolrad II, Count of Waldeck-Eisenberg, German nobleman (d. 1578)
  • 1546: Johannes Piscator, German theologian (d. 1625)

1601–1900

  • 1627: Stephen Fox, English politician (d. 1716)
  • 1676: Francis II Rákóczi, Hungarian prince (b. 1676)
  • 1679: Domenico Lalli, Italian poet and librettist (d. 1741)
  • 1681: Joaquín Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish-Italian cardinal (d. 1760)
  • 1702: Johann Ernst Eberlin, German organist and composer (d. 1762)
  • 1710: Joseph Abaco, Belgian cellist and composer (d. 1805)
  • 1712: Claude Bourgelat, French surgeon and author (d. 1779)
  • 1714: Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian historian and theologian (d. 1795)
  • 1724: Jane Colden, American botanist and author (d. 1766)
  • 1746: Michael Bruce, Scottish poet and composer (d. 1767)
  • 1746: Carlo Buonaparte, Corsican-French lawyer and politician (d. 1785)
  • 1765: Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1841)
  • 1781: Alexander Vostokov, Estonian-Russian philologist and academic (d. 1864)
  • 1784: Sándor Kőrösi Csoma, Hungarian philologist, orientalist, and author (d. 1842)
  • 1785: Louis XVII of France (d. 1795)
  • 1797: Alfred de Vigny, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1863)
  • 1801: Alexander Barrow, American lawyer and politician (d. 1846)
  • 1802: Charles-Mathias Simons, German-Luxembourger jurist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Luxembourg (d. 1874)
  • 1809: Georges-Eugène Haussmann, French engineer, urban planner, and politician (d. 1891)
  • 1811: Edward William Cooke, English painter and illustrator (d. 1880)
  • 1814: Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, anthologist, and author (d. 1889)
  • 1820: Edward Augustus Inglefield, English admiral and explorer (d. 1894)
  • 1822: Henri Murger, French novelist and poet (d. 1861)
  • 1824: Virginia Minor, American women’s suffrage activist (d. 1894)
  • 1839: John Ballance, Irish-New Zealand journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1893)
  • 1843: George Frederick Leycester Marshall, English colonel and entomologist (d. 1934)
  • 1844: Adolphus Greely, American general and explorer, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1935)
  • 1845: Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1923)
  • 1845: Jakob Sverdrup, Norwegian bishop and politician (d. 1899)
  • 1847: Otto Wallach, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
  • 1851: Ruperto Chapí, Spanish composer, co-founder of Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (d. 1909)
  • 1851: Vincent d’Indy, French composer and educator (d. 1931)
  • 1852: Jan van Beers, Belgian painter and illustrator (d. 1927)
  • 1854: Giovanni Battista Grassi, Italian physician, zoologist, and entomologist (d. 1925)
  • 1855: William Libbey, American target shooter, colonel, mountaineer, geographer, geologist, and archaeologist (d. 1927)
  • 1857: Karl Pearson, English mathematician, eugenicist, and academic (d. 1936)
  • 1859: George Giffen, Australian cricketer and footballer (d. 1927)
  • 1860: Frank Frost Abbott, American-Swiss scholar and academic (d. 1924)
  • 1862: Jelena Dimitrijević, Serbian short story writer, novelist, poet, traveller, social worker, feminist, and polyglot (d. 1945)
  • 1862: Arturo Berutti, Argentinian composer (d. 1938)
  • 1863: Henry Royce, English engineer and businessman, founder of Rolls-Royce Limited (d. 1933)
  • 1866: John Allan, Australian politician, 29th Premier of Victoria (d. 1936)
  • 1868: Patty Hill, American songwriter and educator (d. 1946)
  • 1869: James McNeill, Irish politician, 2nd Governor-General of the Irish Free State (d. 1938)
  • 1869: J. R. Clynes, English trade unionist and politician, Home Secretary (d. 1949)
  • 1871: Heinrich Mann, German author and poet (d. 1950)
  • 1871: Joseph G. Morrison, American captain and Nazarene minister (d. 1939)
  • 1871: Piet Aalberse, Dutch politician, Minister of Labour (d. 1948)
  • 1875: Albert Marquet, French painter (d. 1947)
  • 1877: Oscar Grégoire, Belgian water polo player and swimmer (d. 1947)
  • 1878: Kathleen Scott, British sculptor (d. 1947)
  • 1879: Sándor Garbai, Hungarian politician, 19th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1947)
  • 1879: Miller Huggins, American baseball player and manager (d. 1929)
  • 1879: Edward Steichen, Luxembourger-American painter and photographer (d. 1973)
  • 1881: Arkady Averchenko, Russian playwright and satirist (d. 1925)
  • 1882: Thomas Graham Brown, Scottish mountaineer and physiologist (d. 1965)
  • 1883: Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)
  • 1884: Gordon Thomson, English rower and lieutenant (d. 1953)
  • 1885: Julio Lozano Díaz, Honduran accountant and politician, 40th President of Honduras (d. 1957)
  • 1885: Reginald Fletcher, 1st Baron Winster, English navy officer and politician, Secretary of State for Transport (d. 1961)
  • 1886: Sergey Kirov, Russian politician (d. 1934)
  • 1886: Wladimir Burliuk, Ukrainian painter and illustrator (d. 1917)
  • 1886: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect, known for designing IBM Plaza and Seagram Building (d. 1969)
  • 1887: Väinö Siikaniemi, Finnish javelin thrower, poet, and translator (d. 1932)
  • 1888: George Alfred Lawrence Hearne, English-South African cricketer (d. 1978)
  • 1889: Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu, Egyptian-Turkish journalist, author, and politician (d. 1974)
  • 1889: Leonard Mociulschi, Romanian general (d. 1979)
  • 1890: Harald Julin, Swedish swimmer and water polo player (d. 1967)
  • 1890: Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton, Scottish admiral (d. 1974)
  • 1891: Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian novelist and playwright (d. 1974)
  • 1891: Klawdziy Duzh-Dushewski, Belarusian-Lithuanian architect, journalist, and diplomat, known for creating the Flag of Belarus (d. 1959)
  • 1892: Ferde Grofé, American pianist and composer (d. 1972)
  • 1892: Thorne Smith, American author (d. 1934)
  • 1893: Karl Mannheim, Hungarian-English sociologist and academic (d. 1947)
  • 1893: G. Lloyd Spencer, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1981)
  • 1893: George Beranger, Australian-American actor and director (d. 1973)
  • 1894: René Fonck, French colonel and pilot (d. 1953)
  • 1895: Roland Leighton, English soldier and poet (d. 1915)
  • 1897: Douglas Hartree, English mathematician and physicist (d. 1958)
  • 1897: Fred Keating, American magician, stage, and film actor (d. 1961)
  • 1899: Francis Ponge, French poet and author (d. 1988)
  • 1899: Herbert Arthur Stuart, German-Swiss physicist, and academic (d. 1974)
  • 1899: Gloria Swanson, American actress, and producer (d. 1983)

1901–present

  • 1901: Carl Barks, American illustrator and screenwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1901: Erich Ollenhauer, German politician (d. 1963)
  • 1901: Eisaku Satō, Japanese politician, Prime Minister of Japan, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • 1901: Kenneth Slessor, Australian journalist and poet (d. 1971)
  • 1902: Sidney Buchman, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1975)
  • 1902: Charles Lang, American cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • 1903: Leif Tronstad, Norwegian chemist and military leader (d. 1945)
  • 1903: Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet and playwright (d. 1950)
  • 1905: Leroy Carr, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1935)
  • 1905: Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff, German general (d. 1980)
  • 1905: Elsie MacGill, Canadian-American author and engineer (d. 1980)
  • 1906: Pee Wee Russell, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and composer (d. 1969)
  • 1909: Golo Mann, German historian and author (d. 1994)
  • 1909: Ben Webster, American saxophonist (d. 1973)
  • 1909: Valery Marakou, Belarusian poet and translator (d. 1937)
  • 1910: Ai Qing, Chinese poet and author (d. 1996)
  • 1911: Veronika Tushnova, Russian poet and physician (d. 1965)
  • 1912: James Callaghan, English lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2005)
  • 1913: Theodor Dannecker, German SS officer (d. 1945)
  • 1914: Richard Denning, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1914: Budd Schulberg, American author, screenwriter, and producer (d. 2009)
  • 1915: Robert Lockwood, Jr., American guitarist (d. 2006)
  • 1917: Cyrus Vance, American lawyer and politician, 57th United States Secretary of State (d. 2002)
  • 1920: Colin Rowe, English-American architect, theorist and academic (d. 1999)
  • 1921: Phil Chess, Czech-American record producer, co-founded Chess Records (d. 2016)
  • 1921: Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Brazilian footballer and coach (d. 2000)
  • 1921: Harold Nicholas, American actor and dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1922: Dick King-Smith, English author (d. 2011)
  • 1922: Stefan Wul, French author and surgeon (d. 2003)
  • 1922: Jules Olitski, Ukrainian-American painter, printmaker, and sculptor (d. 2007)
  • 1923: Shūsaku Endō, Japanese author (d. 1996)
  • 1923: Louis Simpson, Jamaican-American poet, translator, and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1924: Sarah Vaughan, American singer (d. 1990)
  • 1924: Ian Black, Scottish international footballer and lawn bowls player (d. 2012)
  • 1924: Margaret K. Butler, American mathematician and computer programmer (d. 2013)
  • 1926: Frank O’Hara, American writer (d. 1966)
  • 1927: Anthony Lewis, American journalist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1927: Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (d. 2007)
  • 1928: Jean Dotto, French cyclist (d. 2000)
  • 1929: Anne Ramsey, American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1929: Reg Evans, Australian actor (d. 2009)
  • 1930: Daniel Spoerri, Romanian-Swiss photographer, writer, and artist
  • 1931: David Janssen, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1932: Junior Parker, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1971)
  • 1932: Bailey Olter, Micronesian politician, 3rd President of the Federated States of Micronesia (d. 1999)
  • 1933: Lê Văn Hưng, South Vietnamese Brigadier general (d. 1975)
  • 1934: István Csurka, Hungarian journalist, author, and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1934: Ioannis Palaiokrassas, Greek politician (d. 2021)
  • 1935: Stanley Rother, American Roman Catholic priest and missionary (d. 1981)
  • 1935: Julian Glover, English actor
  • 1936: Malcolm Goldstein, American violinist and composer
  • 1937: Alan Hawkshaw, English keyboard player and songwriter
  • 1939: Jay Kim, South Korean-American engineer and politician
  • 1939: Cale Yarborough, American race car driver and businessman (d. 2023)
  • 1940: Sandro Munari, Italian race car driver
  • 1940: Austin Pendleton, American actor, director, and playwright
  • 1941: Ivan Gašparovič, Slovak lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Slovakia
  • 1941: Liese Prokop, Austrian pentathlete and politician, Austrian Minister of the Interior (d. 2006)
  • 1942: Michael Jackson, English journalist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1942: John Sulston, English biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
  • 1942: Michael York, English actor
  • 1943: Mike Curtis, American football player and coach (d. 2020)
  • 1944: Jesse Brown, American marine and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs (d. 2002)
  • 1944: Bryan Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1946: Michael Aris, Cuban-English author and academic (d. 1999)
  • 1947: Oliver Friggieri, Maltese author, critic, poet, and philosopher (d. 2020)
  • 1947: Brian Jones, English balloonist and pilot
  • 1947: Walt Mossberg, American journalist
  • 1947: Doug Wilkerson, American football player (d. 2021)
  • 1948: Jens-Peter Bonde, Danish lawyer and politician (d. 2021)
  • 1950: Tony Banks, English keyboardist and songwriter
  • 1950: Petros Efthymiou, Greek academic and politician, Greek Minister of Culture, Education, and Religious
  • 1950: Maria Ewing, American soprano (d. 2022)
  • 1950: Terry Yorath, Welsh international footballer and international manager
  • 1951: Andrei Kozyrev, Belgian-Russian politician and diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Russia
  • 1951: Chris Stewart, English musician and author
  • 1952: Annemarie Moser-Pröll, Austrian skier
  • 1952: Maria Schneider, French actress (d. 2011)
  • 1953: Herman Ponsteen, Dutch cyclist
  • 1954: Gerard Batten, English lawyer and politician
  • 1955: Patrick McCabe, Irish writer
  • 1955: Mariano Rajoy, Spanish lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Spain
  • 1955: Susan Neiman, American-German philosopher and author
  • 1956: Leung Kwok-hung, Hong Kong activist and politician
  • 1956: Thomas Wassberg, Swedish cross-country skier
  • 1957: Kostas Vasilakakis, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1957: Stephen Dillane, English actor
  • 1958: Didier de Radiguès, Belgian race car driver and motorcycle racer
  • 1959: Andrew Farriss, Australian rock musician and multi-instrumentalist
  • 1959: Ivan Savvidis, Russian-Greek oligarch and politician
  • 1960: Hans Pflügler, German footballer
  • 1960: Renato Russo, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)
  • 1961: Ellery Hanley, English rugby league player and coach
  • 1961: Tony Rominger, Swiss professional cyclist
  • 1962: Jann Arden, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1962: Brett French, Australian rugby league player
  • 1962: Rob Hollink, Dutch poker player
  • 1962: John O’Farrell, English journalist and author
  • 1962: Brad Wright, American-Spanish basketball player
  • 1962: Kevin J. Anderson, American science fiction writer
  • 1963: Cory Blackwell, American basketball player
  • 1963: Randall Cunningham, American football player, coach, and pastor
  • 1963: Georgios Katrougalos, Greek jurist and politician
  • 1963: Filippos Sachinidis, Greek-Canadian economist and politician
  • 1963: Gary Stevens, English-Australian footballer and physiotherapist
  • 1963: Quentin Tarantino, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor
  • 1963: Xuxa, Brazilian actress, singer, businesswoman, and television presenter
  • 1965: Gregor Foitek, Swiss race car driver
  • 1966: Žarko Paspalj, Serbian basketball player
  • 1967: Talisa Soto, American actress
  • 1968: Irina Belova, Russian heptathlete
  • 1969: Gianluigi Lentini, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1969: Pauley Perrette, American actress
  • 1969: Mariah Carey, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1970: Leila Pahlavi, Princess of Iran (d. 2001)
  • 1970: Derek Aucoin, Canadian baseball player (d. 2020)
  • 1970: Brent Fitz, Canadian-American multi-instrumentalist and recording artist
  • 1970: Jarrod McCracken, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1970: Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress
  • 1970: Uwe Rosenberg, German game designer, created Bohnanza
  • 1971: David Coulthard, Scottish race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1971: Nathan Fillion, Canadian actor
  • 1972: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Surinamese-Dutch footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1972: Charlie Haas, American professional wrestler
  • 1973: Roger Telemachus, South African cricketer
  • 1974: Marek Citko, Polish footballer and manager
  • 1974: George Koumantarakis, Greek-South African footballer
  • 1974: Gaizka Mendieta, Spanish footballer
  • 1975: Andrew Blowers, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1975: Kim Felton, Australian golfer
  • 1975: Fergie, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1975: Christian Fiedler, German footballer and manager
  • 1976: Roberta Anastase, Romanian politician, 57th President of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania
  • 1976: Danny Fortson, American basketball player
  • 1976: Adrian Anca, Romanian footballer
  • 1977: Vítor Meira, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1977: Ioannis Melissanidis, Greek artistic gymnast
  • 1978: Gabriel Paraschiv, Romanian footballer
  • 1978: Marius Bakken, Norwegian runner
  • 1978: Amélie Cocheteux, French tennis player
  • 1979: Tom Palmer, English rugby union player
  • 1979: Mohsen Moeini, Iranian author and director
  • 1979: Imran Tahir, Pakistani-South African cricketer
  • 1979: Jennifer Wilson, Zimbabwean-South African field hockey player
  • 1980: Sean Ryan, American football player
  • 1980: Michaela Paštiková, Czech tennis player
  • 1980: Maksim Shevchenko, Kazakhstani footballer
  • 1980: Terry McFlynn, Irish footballer
  • 1981: Akhil Kumar, Indian boxer
  • 1981: Jukka Keskisalo, Finnish runner
  • 1981: Hilda Kibet, Kenyan runner
  • 1981: Cacau, Brazilian-German footballer
  • 1982: Shawn Beveney, Guyanese footballer
  • 1983: Yuliya Golubchikova, Russian pole vaulter
  • 1983: Vasily Koshechkin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1983: Román Martínez, Argentinian footballer
  • 1984: Adam Ashley-Cooper, Australian rugby player
  • 1984: Ben Franks, Australian-born New Zealand rugby player
  • 1984: Brett Holman, Australian footballer
  • 1985: Dustin Byfuglien, American ice hockey player
  • 1985: Danny Vukovic, Australian footballer
  • 1986: Manuel Neuer, German footballer
  • 1987: Jefferson Bernárdez, Honduran footballer
  • 1987: Samuel Francis, Nigerian-Qatari sprinter
  • 1987: Polina Gagarina, Russian singer-songwriter
  • 1987: Buster Posey, American baseball player
  • 1988: Jessie J, English singer-songwriter
  • 1988: Atsuto Uchida, Japanese footballer
  • 1988: Brenda Song, American actress
  • 1988: Mauro Goicoechea, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1988: Holliday Grainger, English actress
  • 1989: Matt Harvey, American baseball player
  • 1989: Camilla Lees, New Zealand netball player
  • 1990: Erdin Demir, Swedish-Turkish footballer
  • 1990: Ben Hunt, Australian rugby league player
  • 1990: Nicolas Nkoulou, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1990: Luca Zuffi, Swiss footballer
  • 1990: Kimbra, New Zealand musician
  • 1990: Brodha V, Indian rapper and music producer
  • 1992: Marc Muniesa, Spanish footballer
  • 1995: Bill Tuiloma, New Zealand footballer
  • 1998: Giannis Bouzoukis, Greek footballer
  • 2002: Daria Snigur, Ukrainian tennis player
March 27 Death
March 27 Death

March 27 Death - World Wide

Pre-1600

  • 710: Rupert of Salzburg, Austrian bishop and saint (b. 660)
  • 853: Haymo of Halberstadt, German bishop and author (b. 778)
  • 913: Du Xiao, chancellor of Later Liang
  • 913: Zhang, empress of Later Liang
  • 916: Alduin I, Frankish nobleman
  • 965: Arnulf I, Count of Flanders (born c. 890)
  • 973: Hermann Billung, Frankish lieutenant (b. 900)
  • 1045: Ali ibn Ahmad al-Jarjara’i, Fatimid vizier
  • 1184: Giorgi III, King of Georgia
  • 1248: Maud Marshal, English countess (b. 1192)
  • 1378: Pope Gregory XI (b. 1336)
  • 1462: Vasily II of Moscow (b. 1415)
  • 1472: Janus Pannonius, Hungarian bishop and poet (b. 1434)
  • 1482: Mary of Burgundy, Sovereign Duchess regnant of Burgundy, married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1457)
  • 1564: Lütfi Pasha, Turkish historian and politician, Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1488)
  • 1572: Girolamo Maggi, Italian polymath (b. c. 1523)
  • 1598: Theodor de Bry, Belgian-German engraver, goldsmith, and publisher (b. 1528)

1601–1900

  • 1613: Sigismund Báthory (b. 1573)
  • 1615: Margaret of Valois (b. 1553)
  • 1621: Benedetto Giustiniani, Italian cardinal (b. 1554)
  • 1624: Ulrik of Denmark, Danish prince-bishop (b. 1578)
  • 1625: James VI and I of the United Kingdom (b. 1566)
  • 1635: Robert Naunton, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1676: Bernardino de Rebolledo, Spanish poet, soldier, and diplomat (b. 1597)
  • 1679: Abraham Mignon, Dutch painter (b. 1640)
  • 1697: Simon Bradstreet, English businessman and politician, 20th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1603)
  • 1729: Leopold, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1679)
  • 1757: Johann Stamitz, Czech violinist and composer (b. 1717)
  • 1770: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian painter (b. 1696)
  • 1848: Gabriel Bibron, French zoologist and herpetologist (b. 1805)
  • 1849: Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford, Irish-Canadian politician, 35th Governor General of Canada (b. 1776)
  • 1850: Wilhelm Beer, Prussian astronomer and banker (b. 1797)
  • 1864: Jean-Jacques Ampère, French philologist and academic (b. 1800)
  • 1869: James Harper, American publisher and politician, 65th Mayor of New York City (b. 1795)
  • 1875: Juan Crisóstomo Torrico, Peruvian soldier and politician, President of Peru (b. 1808)
  • 1875: Edgar Quinet, French historian and academic (b. 1803)
  • 1878: George Gilbert Scott, English architect, designed the Albert Memorial and St Mary’s Cathedral (b. 1811)
  • 1886: Henry Taylor, English poet and playwright (b. 1800)
  • 1889: John Bright, English politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (b. 1811)
  • 1890: Carl Jacob Löwig, German chemist and academic (b. 1803)
  • 1897: Andreas Anagnostakis, Greek ophthalmologist, physician, and educator (b. 1826)
  • 1898: Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian philosopher and activist (b. 1817)
  • 1900: Joseph A. Campbell, American businessman, founder of the Campbell Soup Company (b. 1817)

1901–present

  • 1910: Alexander Emanuel Agassiz, Swiss-American ichthyologist, zoologist, and engineer (b. 1835)
  • 1913: Richard Montgomery Gano, American minister, physician, and general (b. 1830)
  • 1918: Henry Adams, American journalist, historian, and author (b. 1838)
  • 1918: Martin Sheridan, Irish-American discus thrower and jumper (b. 1881)
  • 1921: Harry Barron, English general and politician, 16th Governor of Western Australia (b. 1847)
  • 1922: Nikolay Sokolov, Russian composer and educator (b. 1859)
  • 1923: James Dewar, Scottish chemist and physicist (b. 1842)
  • 1925: Carl Neumann, German mathematician and academic (b. 1832)
  • 1926: Kick Kelly, American baseball player, manager, and umpire (b. 1856)
  • 1926: Georges Vézina, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1887)
  • 1927: Joe Start, American baseball player and manager (b. 1842)
  • 1927: Klaus Berntsen, Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1844)
  • 1928: Leslie Stuart, English organist and composer (b. 1863)
  • 1931: Arnold Bennett, English author and playwright (b. 1867)
  • 1934: Francis William Reitz, South African lawyer and politician, 5th State President of the Orange Free State (b. 1844)
  • 1938: William Stern, German-American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1871)
  • 1940: Michael Joseph Savage, Australian-New Zealand politician, 23rd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872)
  • 1942: Julio González, Catalan sculptor and painter (b. 1876)
  • 1943: George Monckton-Arundell, 8th Viscount Galway, English politician, 5th Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1882)
  • 1945: Vincent Hugo Bendix, American engineer and businessman, founder of Bendix Corporation (b. 1881)
  • 1945: Halid Ziya Uşaklıgil, Turkish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1866)
  • 1946: Karl Groos, German psychologist and philosopher (b. 1861)
  • 1949: Elisheva Bikhovski, Israeli-Russian poet (b. 1888)
  • 1952: Kiichiro Toyoda, Japanese businessman, founder of Toyota (b. 1894)
  • 1956: Évariste Lévi-Provençal, French orientalist and historian (b. 1894)
  • 1958: Leon C. Phillips, American lawyer and politician, 11th Governor of Oklahoma (b. 1890)
  • 1960: Gregorio Marañón, Spanish physician, philosopher, and author (b. 1887)
  • 1967: Jaroslav Heyrovský, Czech chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)
  • 1968: Yuri Gagarin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1934)
  • 1968: Vladimir Seryogin, Russian soldier and pilot (b. 1922)
  • 1972: Lorenzo Wright, American athlete (b. 1926)
  • 1973: Mikhail Kalatozov, Georgian-Russian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (b. 1903)
  • 1974: Eduardo Santos, Colombian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 15th President of Colombia (b. 1888)
  • 1975: Arthur Bliss, English conductor and composer (b. 1891)
  • 1976: Georg August Zinn, German lawyer and politician, Minister President of Hesse (b. 1901)
  • 1977: Shirley Graham Du Bois, American author, playwright, and composer (b. 1896)
  • 1977: Diana Hyland, American actress (b. 1936)
  • 1977: Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Dutch airline pilot (b. 1927)
  • 1978: Nat Bailey, Canadian businessman, founder of White Spot (b. 1902)
  • 1978: Kunwar Digvijay Singh, Indian field hockey player (b. 1922)
  • 1978: Sverre Farstad, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1920)
  • 1980: Steve Fisher, American author and screenwriter (b. 1912)
  • 1981: Jakob Ackeret, Swiss engineer and academic (b. 1898)
  • 1982: Fazlur Khan, Bangladeshi-American engineer and architect, designer of the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower (b. 1929)
  • 1987: William Bowers, American journalist and screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • 1988: Charles Willeford, American author, poet, and critic (b. 1919)
  • 1989: May Allison, American actress (b. 1890)
  • 1989: Malcolm Cowley, American novelist, poet, and literary critic (b. 1898)
  • 1990: Percy Beard, American hurdler and coach (b. 1908)
  • 1991: Aldo Ray, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 1992: Colin Gibson, English footballer (b. 1923)
  • 1992: Lang Hancock, Australian businessman (b. 1909)
  • 1992: James E. Webb, American colonel and politician, 16th Under Secretary of State (b. 1906)
  • 1993: Kamal Hassan Ali, Egyptian general and politician, Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1921)
  • 1993: Paul László, Hungarian-American architect and interior designer (b. 1900)
  • 1994: Elisabeth Schmid, German archaeologist and osteologist (b. 1912)
  • 1994: Lawrence Wetherby, American lawyer and politician, 48th Governor of Kentucky (b. 1908)
  • 1995: René Allio, French director and screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 1997: Lane Dwinell, American businessman and politician, 69th Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1906)
  • 1997: Ella Maillart, Swiss skier, sailor, field hockey player, and photographer (b. 1903)
  • 1998: David McClelland, American psychologist and academic (b. 1917)
  • 1999: Michael Aris, Cuban-English author and academic (b. 1946)
  • 2000: George Allen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1914)
  • 2000: Ian Dury, English singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1942)
  • 2002: Milton Berle, American comedian and actor (b. 1908)
  • 2002: Dudley Moore, English actor (b. 1935)
  • 2002: Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
  • 2003: Edwin Carr, New Zealand composer and educator (b. 1926)
  • 2004: Robert Merle, French author (b. 1909)
  • 2005: Wilfred Gordon Bigelow, Canadian soldier and surgeon (b. 1913)
  • 2006: Dan Curtis, American director and producer (b. 1928)
  • 2006: Stanisław Lem, Ukrainian-Polish author (b. 1921)
  • 2006: Rudolf Vrba, Czech Holocaust survivor and educator (b. 1924)
  • 2006: Neil Williams, English cricketer (b. 1962)
  • 2007: Nancy Adams, New Zealand botanist and illustrator (b. 1926)
  • 2007: Paul Lauterbur, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1929)
  • 2008: Jean-Marie Balestre, French businessman (b. 1921)
  • 2009: Irving R. Levine, American journalist and author (b. 1922)
  • 2010: Dick Giordano, American illustrator (b. 1932)
  • 2011: Clement Arrindell, Nevisian judge and politician, 1st Governor-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis (b. 1931)
  • 2011: Farley Granger, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2012: Adrienne Rich, American poet, essayist, and feminist (b. 1929)
  • 2013: Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1923)
  • 2013: Yvonne Brill, Canadian-American scientist and engineer (b. 1924)
  • 2013: Fay Kanin, American screenwriter, and producer (b. 1917)
  • 2014: Richard N. Frye, American scholar, and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2014: James R. Schlesinger, American economist and politician, 12th United States Secretary of Defense, and first United States Secretary of Energy (b. 1929)
  • 2015: Johnny Helms, American trumpet player, bandleader, and educator (b. 1935)
  • 2015: T. Sailo, Indian soldier, and politician, 2nd Chief Minister of Mizoram (b. 1922)
  • 2016: Mother Angelica, American Roman Catholic religious leader, and media personality (b. 1923)
  • 2018: Bert Nievera, Filipino-American singer (b. 1936)

March 27 Holidays- World Wide

  • Christian Feast Day:

    • Alexander, a Pannonian soldier, martyred in the 3rd century
    • Amador of Portugal
    • Augusta of Treviso
    • Charles Henry Brent (Episcopal Church (USA))
    • Gelasius, Archbishop of Armagh
    • John of Egypt
    • Philetus
    • Romulus of Nîmes, a Benedictine abbot, martyred around 730
    • Rupert of Salzburg
    • Zanitas and Lazarus of Persia
  • March 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

  • Armed Forces Day (Myanmar)

  • Day of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania (Romania)

  • World Theatre Day (International)

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