On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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