On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actor Luke Perry
Actor
Luke Perry
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Pakistan shoots down an Indian fighter jet and captures the pilot, further escalating tensions in the disputed Kashmir region

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

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

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 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
  • Nathaniel Taylor, American actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), dies at 80