March 27 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Armed Forces' Day
Myanmar Public Holiday

Historical Events on March 27

  • 1794: A permanent navy is established by the U.S Government and 6 frigates are authorized to be built.
  • 1794: A neutrality compact is drawn up between Sweden and Denmark.
  • 1814: At the Battle of Horseshoe Bend during the War of 1812, General Andrew Jackson leads U.S troops against Creek Indians in Alabama. American forces are victorious.
  • 1866: The Civil Rights Act of 1866 is vetoed by U.S President Andrew Johnson. However, his veto is overridden by the United States Congress and it becomes law on April 9th.
  • 1886: The Apache warrior Geronimo surrenders to the United States Army.
  • 1941: The pro-Axis government is overturned in Yugoslavia by Air Force officers in that country during World War II.
  • 1943:S Naval forces intercept Japanese forces that were trying to reinforce the garrison at Kiska in the Alaskan Aleutian islands. This begins the Battle of the Komandorski Islands during WWII.
  • 1945: Operation Starvation begins during World War II. During this operation, Allied forces dropped mines from planes into the ports and waterways of Japan.
  • 1945: Argentina declares war on the Axis Powers.
  • 1980: When Nelson Bunker Hunt and William Herbert Hunt attempt to corner the silver market, a panic ensues on the commodity and futures exchanges and silver prices steeply dropped. This event would eventually be known as Silver Thursday.
  • 1998: Viagra is approved as a treatment for male impotence by the Food and Drug Administration on this day.

Famous Birthdays on March 27

  • American General and Medal of Honor recipient, Adolphus Greely is born in 1844.
  • German physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Wilhelm Rontgen is born in 1845.
  • Jewish-German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Otto Wallach is born in 1847.
  • American actress Gloria Swanson is born in 1899.
  • American illustrator and screenwriter Carl Banks is born in 1901.
  • American screenwriter, director, actor and producer, Quentin Tarantino is born in 1963.
  • American actress Pauley Perrette is born in 1969.
  • American actress Elizabeth Mitchell is born in 1970.

Festivus

New Year’s Eve

Blue Monday

Purim

Tax Day