On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1956

Historical Events

  • French commandos land in Algeria

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Kelly, American CFL wide receiver (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Arcadia, California
  • Thomas Wassberg, Swedish cross country skier (4 Olympic gold 1980, 84, 88), born in Lennartsfors, Värmland, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 84
1956 Highlights

About March 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries