What Happened on March 27

Significant Events

  • 1513 Spaniard Juan Ponce de León and his expedition first sight Florida
  • 1625 Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne
  • 1914 1st successful non-direct blood transfusion is performed by Dr. Albert Hustin in Brussels
  • 1958 Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier as well as First Secretary of the Communist Party
  • 1977 583 die in aviation's worst ever disaster when two Boeing 747s collide at Tenerife airport in Spain
More Historical Events

March 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

March 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
  • 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

March 27 in Sport

  • 1871 1st international rugby union match - Scotland 1, England 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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