On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 2013

Historical Events

  • 17 Afghan militia are killed by Taliban insurgents in an attack in the Andar District
  • 20 people are killed in a market fire in Calcutta, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope Benedict XVI presents his farewell address to Vatican City

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

Famous Deaths

  • Dale Robertson, American actor (Death Valley Days, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Iron Horse), dies at 89
  • Richard Street, American R&B musician (The Temptations), dies at 70
  • Stephane Hessel, German-born French diplomat, dies at 95
  • Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), dies at 78
2013 Highlights

About February 27, 2013

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces