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March 27: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 27

March 27th celebrates World Theater Day and Spanish Paella Day.

This day marks the 86th day of 2021, and there’s another 279 days to go.

Everyone who was born on March 27 shares the same star sign, Aries.

Is today an important day for you? Or are you just 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 1979, the US Supreme Court ruled that police can’t stop cars just to check the driver and their registration? The ruling was decided 8 against 1.

Keep reading for more facts about March 27th in history!

What Happened On March 27 In History?

2005

ABC debuted the first season of “Gray’s Anatomy”.

The TV medical drama was created by Shonda Rhimes and stars included Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh.
1997

Martin Luther King’s son met the man convicted of killing his father, James Earl Ray.

1989

The soap opera “Generations” aired on NBC-TV making it the first US African-American show of its kind.

1979

US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that police can’t stop cars just to check the driver and their registration.

OTD in 1979: US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that police can't stop cars just to check the driver and their registration.
Source Politico
1977

Two Boeing 747 planes collided in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

583 people lost their lives. One craft had no survivors while the other had 61 survivors.
1964

A 9.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in Alaska.

OTD in 1964: A 9.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in Alaska.
The Great Alaskan earthquake was the strongest in US history and the second strongest ever to happen on Earth. The quake caused a tsunami and 131 lives were lost.
1952

The musical “Singing in The Rain”, directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, had its first theatrical run.

The first production was at Radio Music Hall in New York City, US.
1951

Frank Sinatra recorded his hit “I’m a Fool to Want You”.

1790

Harvey Kennedy patented the modern shoelace which included aglet reinforced tips.

Source Old Sole
1513

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 were surprised to find Florida's southeastern shore.

Did you know that on this day, March 27th 1979, the US Supreme Court ruled that police can't stop cars just to check the driver and their reg