On This Day

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 (Grounded for Life-Uncle Eddie), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet and writer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tom Beer, American NFL running back (Detroit Lions), born in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Deaths

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