What Happened on March 27, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Black Academy of Arts & Letters forms in Boston
  • Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Corrigan, American actor
  • Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet, writer
  • Tom Beer, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)

Famous Deaths

  • B[runo] Traven, writer (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), writer whose identity is disputed, dies at possibly 87