What Happened on March 27

Historical Events

  • 1513 Spaniard Juan Ponce de León and his expedition first sight Florida
  • 1625 Charles I, King of England, Scotland and Ireland ascends the English throne
  • 1914 1st successful non-direct blood transfusion is performed by Dr. Albert Hustin in Brussels

Mar 27 in Film & TV

  • 1952 "Singin' in the Rain", musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC

Mar 27 in Music

  • 1948 Just 11 days after being released from prison, Billie Holiday plays in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall

Mar 27 in Sport

  • 1871 First international rugby union match - Scotland beats England, 1-0 at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh

Did You Know?

The Great Alaska Earthquake (9.2 magnitude) and resulting tsunami kill 139 people in the largest US earthquake and second largest ever recorded

On March 27, 1964

Would You Believe?

"Back for Good" single released by British boy band Take That, reaches No. 1 in 31 countries

On March 27, 1995

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