March 27 Events in History - March 27 Birthdays - March 27 Deaths
2015 Venture capital company Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has successfully defended itself in a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by former junior partner Ellen Pao; the case was monitored by Silicon Valley firms, which tend to be male-dominated
2014 President Obama pays his respects in a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican; Obama has stated that he is 'a great admirer' of the new pope
2014 Doctors announce that a 3D-printed plastic skull was successfully used to replace part of a woman's real skull in an operation three months ago in the Dutch city of Utrecht
2013 The 2013 National Poetry Competition is won by Patricia McCarthy
2013 A 6.0-magnitude earthquake named Nantou, strikes near Taipei, Taiwan; one person is killed and 19 injured
2012 World leaders discuss nuclear security during a summit in Seoul, South Korea
2012 Libya's National Transitional Council admits it faces a national crisis amidst and escalation of violence and militia rule
2011 Libya's military operations are now under the NATO control
2011 In Tokyo, anti-nuclear activists rally, demanding change in Japan's nuclear industry
2010 Thousands of 'red shirt' protesters demand fresh elections, causing Thai troops to retreat
2009 At least 99 people are killed after flash flooding and the failure of the Situ Gintung dam in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
1997 "Young Man From Atlanta," opens at Longacre New York City for 85 performances
1997 39 cult memebers in California commit mass suicide (Hale-Bopp)
1997 Martin Luther King's son meets with James Earl Ray
1996 "State Fair," opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 118 performances
1995 67th Academy Awards - "Forest Gump," Jessica Lange and Tom Hanks win
1994 23rd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Andrews
1994 Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
1994 Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk and Platov (RUS)
1994 Ice Pairs Championship at Chiba won by Shishkova/Vadim Naumov (RUS)
1994 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Yuka Sato (JPN)
1994 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
1994 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh weds wife #3, Marta Fitzgerald
1992 Bruce Springsteen releases "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town"
1991 NCAA bans University of Minnesota football team from postseason play in 1992
1991 New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky
1991 Scotty Bowman and Neil Armstrong elected to NHL Hall of Fame
1990 Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die
1990 NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
1989 1st half-black soap opera, "Generations," premieres on NBC-TV
1989 Delhi beat Bengal by innings and 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1988 Ice Dance Championship at Budapest won by Bestemianova and Bukin (URS)
1988 Ice Pairs Championship at Budapest won by E Valova and O Vasiliev (URS)
1988 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Budapest won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
1988 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Budapest won by Brian Boitano (USA)
1988 Ok-Hee Ku wins Standard Register Turquoise Classic Golf Tournament
1988 Wrestlemania IV at Trump Plaza, "Macho Man" Savage pins Ted Dibiase
1987 President Habre's troops reconquer Faya Largeau Chad
1986 Disney-MGM Studio Tour ground breaking
1985 Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
1984 Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe's "Starlight Express," premieres
1983 13th Easter Seal Telethon
1983 Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs," premieres in New York City
1982 "Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St. New York City after 1577 performances
1982 Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match vs. Sri Lanka at Lahore
1982 Randy Holt sets Washington Capitals record of 34 penalty minutes
1981 John Lennon releases "Watching the Wheels" in the United Kingdom
1980 "Happy New Year" opens at Morosco Theater New York City for 17 performances
1980 "Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 21 performances
1980 Elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold mine crash 1900m down (23 die)
1980 Mount St. Helens becomes active after 123 years
1979 Supreme Court rules, 8-1, police can't randomly stop cars
1978 40th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke 94-88
1978 Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 1,774 performances
1978 Rutles "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV
1977 583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747 crash on Tenerife
1977 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
1976 Delta States beat Immaculata, 69-64, for AIWA basketball title
1976 Washington D.C. underground Metro opens
1973 Dennis Amiss out for 99 vs. Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket
1973 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding and LSD possession
1973 45th Academy Awards - "Godfather," Marlon Brando and Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians
1972 Adolph Rupp retires after 42 years of coaching University of Kentucky
1972 Venera 8 launched to Venus
1971 33rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 UCLA wins their 5th consecutive NCAA basketball title
1970 Ringo releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey"
1970 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1969 Black Academy of Arts and Letters forms in Boston
1969 Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars
1968 Japanese Trade and Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco
1968 Suharto succeeds Sukarno as president of Indonesia
1966 Anit Vietnam war demonstrations in U.S., Europe and Australia
1966 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Louise Suggs Delray Beach Golf Invitational
1964 Earthquake strikes Alaska, 8.4 on Richter scale, 118 die
1964 Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
1964 U.N. troops arrive on Cyprus
1962 Ann Jellicoe's "Knack," premieres in London
1962 Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school
1962 Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy
1961 Belgium government of Eyskens resigns
1961 Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen
1960 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Royal Crown Golf Open
1958 CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records
1958 Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet premier and 1st Secretary of Communist Party
1957 29th Academy Awards - "Around World in 80 Days," Bergman, Brynner win
1956 French commandos land in Algeria
1956 U.S. seizes U.S. communist newspaper "Daily Worker"
1955 9th Tony Awards: Desperate Hours and Pajama Game win
1955 Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse)
1955 WPRI TV channel 12 in Providence, RI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 21 die in a train crash in Conneaut Ohio
1952 Failed assassination attempt of German Chancellor Adenauer
1952 Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
1951 13th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58
1951 Frank Sinatra recorded "I'm a Fool to Want You"
1950 Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleveland, Ohio)
1950 Netherlands recognizes People's Republic of China
1950 WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, Kentucky (CBS) begins broadcasting
1945 7th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NYU 49-44
1945 British premier Churchill sails to eastern banks of Rhine
1945 DePaul beats Bowling Green for NIT title
1945 Ella Fitzgerald and Delta Rhythm Boys record "It's Only a Paper Moon"
1945 General Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken
1945 Iwo Jima occupied, after 22,000 Japanese and 6,000 U.S. killed
1945 U.S. 20th Army corps captures Wiesbaden
1944 1,000 Jews leave Drancy France for Auschwitz Concentration Camp
1944 2,000 Jews are murdered in Kaunas Lithuania
1944 40 Jewish policemen in Riga Latvia ghetto are shot by the gestapo
1944 Children's Aktion-Nazis collect all the Jewish children of Lovno
1943 Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau
1943 Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio
1943 U.S. begins assault on Fondouk-pass, Tunisia
1942 Allies raid German submarine base in St. Nazaire
1942 Japan forces Java to use "Tokyo time" 1 hour forward
1942 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (New York City)
1941 Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to U.S. for 99 years
1941 Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)
1941 Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul
1940 Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice
1939 1st NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: University of Oregon beats OH State 46-33
1937 Feyenoord-stadium official opens in Rotterdam
1936 WOS-AM in Jefferson City Missouri goes off the air
1933 U.S. Farm Credit Administration authorized
1933 Japan leaves League of Nations
1933 Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson and Eric William Fawcett
1932 De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt
1931 Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor
1931 John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on
1930 1st U.S. radio broadcast from a ship at sea
1929 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1929 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1928 KGB-AM in San Diego, California begins radio transmissions
1928 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1928 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1924 Canada recognizes U.S.S.R.
1924 New French government of Poincare begins
1920 Film stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks wed
1920 Hermann Muller becomes German chancellor (SPD)
1914 1st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)
1912 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Washington D.C.
1884 1st long-distance telephone call, Boston - New York
1879 Longest championship fight (136 rounds)
1871 1st international rugby game-Scotland 1, England 0
1866 Andrew Rankin patents the urinal
1866 President Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amendment
1865 Siege of Spanish Fort, AL-captured by Federals
1863 President Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting and prayer
1861 Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on street cars
1860 M L Byrn patents "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle" (corkscrew)
1855 Abraham Gesner patents kerosene
1849 Joseph Couch patents steam-powered percussion rock drill
1848 John Parker Paynard originates medicated adhesive plaster
1841 1st U.S. steam fire engine tested, New York City
1836 1st Mormon temple dedicated in Kirtland, Ohio
1814 Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson beats Creek-indians
1808 Joseph Haydns oratorio "Die Schopfung" premieres in Vienna
1802 Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends
1794 U.S. Navy forms
1790 The shoelace invented
1758 Battle at Emmerich: British army floats around France the Rhine
1721 France and Spain sign Treaty of Madrid
1713 Spain losses Menorca and Gibraltar
1709 Dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)
1708 English pretender to the throne James III flees to Dunkerk
1668 English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
1625 Charles I, King Of England, Scotland and Ireland, ascends English throne
1599 Robert Devereux becomes Lieutenant-General of Ireland
1513 Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon discovers Florida