March 27 in Pop Culture History

March 27 in Pop Culture History

1886 – Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrendered to the US Army.

1899 – Guglielmo Marconi’s radio transmitted across the English Channel from Boulogne, France, to Dover, England.

1915 – Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever ID’d in the United States, was put in quarantine.

1964 (Earthquake) ‘Good Friday Earthquake’ – the most powerful earthquake in US history at a magnitude of 9.2, struck Southcentral Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.

1965 – #1 Hit March 27, 1965 – April 9, 1965: The SupremesStop! In the Name of Love

1973 – Native American actress Sacheen Littlefeather went to podium for Marlon Brando to decline his Best Actor Oscar for his performance in The Godfather.

1975 – Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System began.

1978 – Dancin’ (Broadway Dance Musical) Opened on March 27, 1978 and Closed: June 27, 1982

1983 – The Thornbirds miniseries ran March 27-30 on ABC

1983 – Brighton Beach Memoirs (Broadway Play) Opened on March 27, 1983 and Closed: May 11, 1986

1984 – Starlight Express (East End Musical) Opened on March 27, 1984 and Closed: January 12, 2002

1998 – The FDA approved Viagra. It seems like the commercials were running a lot longer than that.

2010 – #1 Hit March 27, 2010 – April 30, 2010: RihannaRude Boy

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