Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.
On 27, Tuesday March 1894, René Fonck, French World War I flying ace, born (d. 1953)
On 27, Thursday March 1919, The name Bratislava is officially adopted for the city of Pressburg.
On 27, Monday March 1944, Ann Sidney, Miss World, born
On 27, Friday March 1959, Jun’ichi Sugawara, Japanese voice actor, born
On 27, Friday March 1959, Grant Withers, American actor, died (b. 1905)
On 27, Thursday March 1969, 2000 Weeks (directed by Tim Burstall) is released. The film was one of the first features of the modern era in Australian cinema, although it was received poorly both critically and commercially.
On 27, Thursday March 1969, Mariah Carey, American pop singer, born
On 27, Thursday March 1969, Kevin Corrigan, American actor, born
On 27, Thursday March 1969, Pauley Perrette, American actress, born
On 27, Monday March 1989, Stuart Edge, American YouTube personality, born
On 27, Monday March 1989, May Allison, American actress, died (b. 1890)
On 27, Monday March 1989, Malcolm Cowley, American author, died (b. 1898)
On 27, Monday March 1989, Jack Starrett, American actor and director, died (b. 1936)
On 27, Sunday March 1994, TV tycoon Silvio Berlusconi’s right-wing coalition wins the Italian general election.
On 27, Sunday March 1994, The biggest tornado outbreak in 1994 occurs in the southeastern United States; one tornado kills 22 people at the Goshen United Methodist Church in Piedmont, Alabama.
On 27, Sunday March 1994, Yoan Cardinale, French footballer, born
On 27, Saturday March 1999, The ALP government of Bob Carr is re-elected in the New South Wales state election, 1999.
On 27, Saturday March 1999, Kosovo War: A U.S. F-117 Nighthawk is shot down by Serbian forces.
On 27, Thursday March 2014, Labor MP Tony Burke attempts, but fails, to pass a motion of no confidence in the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Australia, Bronwyn Bishop, accusing her of bias, incompetence and inconsistency during Question time.
On 27, Thursday March 2014, The United Nations General Assembly passes Resolution 68/262, recognizing Crimea within Ukraine’s international borders and rejecting the validity of the 2014 Crimean referendum.
On 27, Thursday March 2014, James R. Schlesinger, American economist and politician, died (b. 1929)