On This Day in History for March 27 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 140 of 140

  • 1976 Washington, D.C. underground Metro opens
  • 1977 583 die in aviation's worst ever disaster when two Boeing 747s collide at Tenerife airport
  • 1978 Rutles "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV
  • 1979 US Supreme Court rules 8-1 that cops can't randomly stop cars
  • 1980 Elevator in Vaal Reefs gold mine, South Africa plunges more than 1900m killing all 23 miners aboard
  • 1980 Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years
  • 1980 Norwegian oil platform Alexander Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212
  • 1981 John Lennon single "Watching the Wheels" released posthumously in UK
  • 1982 Randy Holt sets Wash Cap record of 34 penalty minutes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1984 Beginning of "tanker war": over the next 9 months, 44 ships, including Iranian, Iraqi, Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti tankers, are attacked by Iraqi or Iranian warplanes or damaged by mines
  • 1986 Disney-MGM Studio Tour groundbreaking
  • 1987 President Habre's troops reconquer Faya Largeau Chad
  • 1988 Ice Pairs Championship at Budapest won by E Valova & O Vasiliev (URS)
  • 1988 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Budapest won by Brian Boitano (USA)
  • 1988 Wrestlemania IV at Trump Plaza, "Macho Man" Savage pins Ted Dibiase
  • 1990 Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die
  • 1990 The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
  • 1991 New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1991 Scotty Bowman inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a "builder" of the game

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • 1992 Bruce Springsteen releases "Human Touch" & "Lucky Town"

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1993 Jiang Zemin appointed President of the People's Republic of China

Paramount Leader of China Jiang Zemin
Paramount Leader of China
Jiang Zemin
  • 1994 Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
  • 1994 Ice Pairs Championship at Chiba won by Shishkova/Vadim Naumov (RUS)
  • 1994 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Yuka Sato (JPN)
  • 1994 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
  • 1994 The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany
  • 1997 Martin Luther King's son meets James Earl Ray, his father's killer
  • 2000 Phillips explosion kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.
  • 2002 Passover Massacre: A suicide bomber kills 29 people in Netanya, Israel.
  • 2004 HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
  • 2006 The United Nations Commission on Human Rights holds its final meeting.
  • 2009 Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails killing at least 99 people.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 Danielle Steel’s novel “Betrayal” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel
  • 2012 On This Day launches a sister site in Spanish, Hoy en la Historia
  • 2013 12 people are killed in the Philippines after a mini-tornado causes a boat to capsize
  • 2014 UN General Assembly condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea
  • 2015 Russia's Soyuz TMA-16M launches to deliver three crew members to the international space station to research the long-term effects of micro gravity
  • 2016 Suicide bomb kills more than 70 people at a park in Lahore, Pakistan, Taliban connected Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claim responsibility
  • 2134 32nd predicted perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 112 of 112

  • 1949 Patrick Deuchar, CEO (Albert Hall)
  • 1950 Petros Efthimiou, Greek politician
  • 1955 Patrick McCabe, Clones County Monaghan, Irish novelist
  • 1957 Nicholas Hawkins, British politician (Conservatives 1992-2005)
  • 1958 Susan Molinari, (Rep-R-NY)
  • 1960 Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian
  • 1967 Paul Adams, American celebrity
  • 1968 Irina Belova, Russian pentathelete (world record 1992)
  • 1970 Princess Leila of Iran (d. 2001)
  • 1981 Carey Davis, National Football League fullback
  • 1986 Melissa Stern, [Baby M]/[Sara Whitehead], surrogate baby
  • 1990 Scott Selwood, Australian rules footballer

Weddings in History

Deaths in History