What Happened on March 27, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Suharto officially succeeds Sukarno as president of Indonesia

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno

Famous Birthdays

  • Irina Belova, Russian heptathelete (world record 1992), born in Angarsk, Russia

Famous Deaths


Person of interestYuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut and 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1), dies in a Mig-15 plane crash at 34

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin