What Happened on March 27, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 583 die in aviation's worst ever disaster when two Boeing 747s collide at Tenerife airport
  • Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic

Famous Birthdays

  • Tom van der Leegte, Dutch soccer player (PSV)
  • Vitor Meira, Brazilian racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • A. P. Hamann, American politician and city manager of San Jose, California, dies in the Tenerife airport disaster at 67
  • Diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41
  • Eve Meyer, X actress (Immoral Mr Teas), dies in a plane crash at 46
  • Lodewijk de Vocht, composer, dies at 89