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March 27 – Today In History


We take a look at some of the events that occurred on March 27th.

Today In …

1912 - The Yoshino Cherry trees were planted in Washington, DC.

1958 - Nikita Khrushchev became the Premier of the Soviet Union.

1998 - Viagra was approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Sharing A Birthday Today…

Tony Banks one of the founding members of the rock band Genesis was born in 1950.

Mariah Carey the singer/actress whose hit songs include “Hero” was born in 1970. (Some reports say 1969.)

Richard Denning the actor who appeared in “An Affair to Remember” and on TV’s “Hawaii Five-O” was born in 1914.

Andrew Farriss keyboardist and songwriter for the rock band INXS was born in 1959.

Stacy Ferguson a.k.a. Fergie the singer/actress best known for her work with the Black Eyed Peas, solo music and her appearance in the movie “Poseidon” was born in 1975.

Nathan Fillion who starred on TV’s “Firefly” and in the movie “Slither” was born in 1971.

David Janssen who starred on TV’s “The Fugitive” and “Harry O” was born in 1931.

Robert Lockwood Jr. the legendary blues musician was born in 1915.

Gloria Swanson who starred in “Sunset Blvd” was born in 1899.

Quentin Tarantino the movie director/writer of such notable films as “Pulp Fiction” and “Grindhouse” was born in 1963.

Sarah Vaughan the voice behind the song “Misty” was born in 1924.

Cale Yarborough the legendary race car driver was born in 1939.

Michael York who appeared in the “Austin Powers” movies was born in 1942.

We Said Goodbye To…

Milton Berle the legendary actor/comedian/entertainer who starred on TV’s “The Milton Berle Show” passed away in 2002 at the age of 93.

Sir James Dewar who invented the thermos passed away in 1923 at the age of 80.

Diana Hyland who starred on TV’s “Eight in Enough” until her untimely death at the age of 41 passed away in 1977.

King James I of England who was also known as James VI of Scotland passed away in 1625 at the age of 59. His mother was Mary Queen of Scots and he is also known for commissioning the King James version of the Bible.

Dudley Moore best known for his roles in such movies as “Ten” and “Arthur” passed away in 2002 at the age of 66.

Kathryn Perkins one of the inventors of everyone’s favorite, Kool-Aid, passed away in 1977 at the age of 85.

Billy Wilder the man behind the camera for such films as “The Apartment” and “Some Like it Hot” passed away in 2002 at the age of 95.

Top Of The Charts On This Day In…

1965 - “Stop! In The Name of Love” by the Supremes
1965 – On The Country Charts – “King of the Road” by Roger Miller
1999 - On The Country Charts – “How Forever Feels” by Kenny Chesney

Musical Moments In…

1970 - Ringo Starr’s first solo venture “Sentimental Journey” was released in the U.K.

Movie Moments In...

1940 - “Rebecca” starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine premiered in Los Angeles, California.
1952 - “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds premiered in New York City.

Memorable Sports Moments In…

1871 - The first international rugby match between Scotland and England took place at Raeburn Place in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Famous Marriages

1920 - Film stars Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford were married.

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