March 27 – On This Day In History

27 March

What happened today in history?

  • 1625 – Charles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland.
  • 1854 – England declares war on Russia (Crimean War)
  • 1886 – Geronimo (an Apache leader) surrenders to the U.S. Army

Who was born today?

  • 1963 – Randall Cunningham – American football player.
  • 1963 – Quentin Tarantino – American director and screenwriter.
  • 1970 – Mariah Carey – American singer-songwriter.

 

Who died today?

  • 1625 – King James I – (King of England and Scotland).
  • 1968 – Yuri Gagarin (Russian cosmonaut).
  • 1972 – M.C. Escher – Dutch artist.
  • 2000 – Ian Dury – English singer-songwriter (The Blockheads).
  • 2002 – Dudley Moore – English actor.
  • 2002 – Billy Wilder – Polish-American director.

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