On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 2019

Historical Events

Film Premier

"Captain Marvel" film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson premieres

Film & TV History

Actor Luke Perry (52) suffers a stroke in Los Angeles

  • Doctors announce world's second known case of semi-identical twins, a boy and girl from Brisbane, Australia
  • First gun control legislation for 25 years passed by US House of Representatives, with new federal background checks

Historic Event

Michael Cohen, former lawyer to Donald Trump testifies before the House Oversight Committee saying Trump is "racist", a "con man" and "a cheat"

  • Pakistan shoots down an Indian fighter jet and captures the pilot, further escalating tensions in the disputed Kashmir region

Summit of Interest

Second summit begins between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Smallest baby boy ever born to be later successfully released, goes home, after original birth weight of 268g (9.45oz) from Tokyo hospital
  • Train crashes into a buffer at Cairo's main railway station killing 25 and injuring dozens in Egypt

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Playle, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests), dies at 80
  • Doug Sandom, British drummer (The Who, 1962-64), dies at 89
  • France-Albert RenĂ©, 2nd President of Seychelles (1977-2004), dies at 83
  • Nathaniel Taylor, American actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), dies at 80
2019 Highlights

About February 27, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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