On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1964

Historical Events

  • 1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)
  • Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
  • The Great Alaska Earthquake (9.2 magnitude) and resulting tsunami kill 139 people in the largest US earthquake and second largest ever recorded
  • UN troops arrive in Cyprus

Famous Birthdays

  • Clark Datchler, British vocalist, songwriter, and producer (Johnny Hates Jazz - "Shattered Dreams"), born in Sutton, Surrey, England
1964 Highlights

About March 27, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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