March 27th celebrates World Theater Day and Spanish Paella Day.
This day marks the 86th day of 2023, and there’s another 278 days to go.
Is today an important day for you? Or are you here to learn about what happened on this day? Either way, here we have plenty to keep you busy!
Did you know that on this day in 1964, a 9.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in Alaska, taking 131 lives? The Great Alaskan earthquake was the second-strongest ever to happen on Earth.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about March 27th in history!
What memorable events happened on March 27 in history? Keep reading to find out!
During the Oscar’s ceremony, Will Smith slapped Chris Rock following a joke directed towards Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Chris Rock was on the stage to present an award for best documentary when he made a joke about Jada’s lack of hair, Calling her “G.I. Jane,” referring to a movie that featured Demi Moore with closely cropped hair. Will Smith took offense to this and walked up to the stage and slapped the comedian.
North Macedonia officially joined NATO, becoming the 30th member of the military alliance.
The Gordon Ramsay Plane Food restaurant opened within terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport.
The one-off airport restaurant cost a staggering $3.4 million (£2.5 million) to build.
NASA launched its Mariner 7 space probe from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas-Centaur rocket.
The Mariner 7 probe was launched 31 days after its identical counterpart, Mariner 6. The two probes conducted the first dual fly-by of Mars, with Mariner 7 reaching Mars just five days after Mariner 6 despite launching a month later. Mariner 7 took 23 near and 93 far encounter images of Mars, with the pair transmitting 100MB of data back to Earth.
Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León accidentally discovered Florida.
He held a royal contract that granted him the right to settle and govern the island of Bimini. Ponce’s fleet of three ships sailed from Puerto Rico, passing northwest through the Bahamas, and was surprised to find Florida’s southeastern shore.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Quentin Tarantino? See what other famous people were born on this day.
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Unfortunately, March 27th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet cosmonaut born on March 9, 1934. He died on this day in 1968, at age 34 in Novoselovo, Russia.
Mar 27, 1968 (Age 34)
Memorable quotes are being said or written every day. Here we have the most notable quote ever said on March 27.
I don’t believe in luck. For me, luck is preparation meeting the moment of opportunity. There is no luck without you being prepared to handle that moment of opportunity.
American TV Host
Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.
World Theater Day
The theater has been enjoyed since Ancient Greece and can now be found all around the world. Today is World Theater Day, and the best thing about that is all you have to do to celebrate it is see a play, a musical, or a live concert with your family and friends!
National Spanish Paella Day
Back in the mid-nineteenth century, farmers would cook rice in large flat dishes, and throw whatever they could find in with it. Fortunately, Paella has come a long way since then, so don’t be afraid to try cooking some yourself, or treat yourself to some at a Spanish restaurant!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The group of spikes at the end of stegosaurid tails are called the “thagomizer.” They had no distinct name until the term was coined in 1982 by a cartoonist.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on March 27 shares the same star sign, Aries.
People born on this day share the Aries zodiac sign. Aries are mighty courageous and will take on any chance to display their fierce bravery to the rest of the world!
Anyone born in March has the Aquamarine birthstone. Aquamarine is the first spring birthstone and is associated with tranquility, serenity, clarity, and harmony.
If you were born today, you would likely have been conceived on or around July 4 of the previous year.
Babies conceived on March 27th, 2023, will be due later this year around December 18th.