February 27 in Pop Culture History
February 27th is…
Anosmia Awareness Day is a day to raise awareness about anosmia, a medical condition characterized by a total or partial lack of smell. Many factors, including viral infections, head injuries, and age-related deterioration, can cause anosmia. One of the most well-known effects of anosmia is the inability to distinguish between different flavors and aromas.
Kahlua Day: Kahlua is a coffee-flavored liqueur that originated in Mexico and is widely used in cocktails and as a dessert topping.
No Brainer Day is celebrated annually on February 27, and was founded by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith in the U.S. to promote simplicity and encourage individuals to approach situations in a calm and stress-free manner. The holiday serves as a reminder to easily resolve challenges and make straightforward decisions instead of overthinking and complicating things.
Pokemon Day marks the anniversary of releasing the first Pokemon video games in Japan in 1996. The original Pokemon games, “Pocket Monsters Red” and “Pocket Monsters Green,” were later released in the West as “Pokemon Red” and “Pokemon Blue.” Pokemon has since become a global phenomenon, inspiring numerous sequels, spin-off games, anime, manga, and merchandise.
Polar Bear Day is a day to raise awareness about polar bears and their habitat. It is an opportunity to educate people about the impact of global warming on the Arctic, and the resulting decline of sea ice, which is crucial to the survival of polar bears. The day is also a call to action to protect the polar bear population and their habitat and to encourage sustainable practices that reduce the impact of climate change.
National Protein Day is observed on February 27th to raise awareness about the importance of protein in a balanced diet and its role in maintaining healthy muscles, bones, and skin. The day also highlights the variety of protein-rich foods, such as meat, poultry, fish, beans, nuts, and dairy products. National Protein Day aims to encourage people to include more protein in their diets to support overall health and wellness.
National Retro Day is celebrated annually on February 27th, a day to celebrate the past with nostalgia. Today, people can take a look back at their childhood memories and wear clothing, watch movies, or listen to music from yesteryear.
Strawberry Day: A day to celebrate the strawberry and its many uses in cooking, baking, and beverages. The origins of strawberries can be traced back to ancient Rome, where they were considered a symbol of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Wild strawberries, much smaller than the domesticated varieties we eat today, have been growing in North and South America, Europe, and Asia for thousands of years. The first domesticated strawberries were developed in the early 17th century in Europe, and they quickly gained popularity as a sweet and delicious fruit.
1703 – The first Mardi Gras was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama, in 1703.
1801 – District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801 – Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress. ‘Taxation without representation.’
1827- Masked and costumed students danced through New Orleans, Louisiana streets in the first of the city’s famous Mardi Gras celebrations.
1879 – Saccharin, the artificial sweetener, was discovered by Constantin Fahlberg,
1900 – German chemist Felix Hoffmann was issued the patent (#644,077) for ‘Acetyl Salicylic Acid’. We now call it Aspirin.
1936 – Shirley Temple received a new contract from 20th Century Fox that paid the seven-year-old star $50,000 per film.
1954 – #1 Hit February 27, 1954 – March 12, 1954: Doris Day – Secret Love
1960 – The US Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviet Union in the semifinals at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California. The next day, the US team beat Czechoslovakia to win its first-ever Olympic gold medal in hockey.
1961 – # 1 Hit February 27, 1961 – March 19, 1961: Chubby Checker – Pony Time
1973 – The American Indian Movement (AIM) occupied Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
1974 – People magazine was published for the first time
1980 – There was only one Grammy for Best Disco Recording ever, awarded to Gloria Gaynor for I Will Survive.
1999 – Colin Prescot and Andy Elson set a new endurance record after being in a hot air balloon for 233 hours and 55 minutes.
2010 (Earthquake) Coastal Maule, Chile