March 27 is the 86th day of the year. There are 279 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).
+ 1794 – The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
+ 1836 – Texas Revolution: On the orders of General Antonio López de Santa Anna, the Mexican army massacres 342 Texas POWs at Goliad, Texas.
+ 1998 – The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.
+ 1963 – Randall Cunningham, American football player, coach, and pastor
+ 1963 – Quentin Tarantino, American director, producer, screenwriter and actor