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 Interest

Pope Benedict XVI presents his farewell address to Vatican City

2013 History

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

About February 27, 2013

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Harlem Shake - Baauer
  • UK #1 Song: One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) - One Direction