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On March the 27th
2002 
British comedy actor, Dudley Moore, died at the age of 66 in Plainfield, New Jersey. He suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy. He is most remembered for his roles in the movies "10" and "Arthur".
2002 
American director, Billy Wilder, died at the age of 96. He was one of Hollywood's most celebrated directors, having produced such classics as "Sunset Boulevard" and "Some like It Hot".
1998 
Austrian automobile manufacturer, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, died at the age if 89. He was the founder of the Porsche AG sports cars manufacturing company.
1980 
The oil platform, Alexander Kielland, collapsed in the North Sea, 123 of 212 crewmen die.
1977 
Two jumbo jets crashed into one another on the runway of Tenerife airport in the Canary Islands. 583 people died in the accident.
1971 
Scottish formula one driver, David Coulthard, was born in Scotland.
1968 
Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, died at the age of 34 in the plane crash of a MiG-15 UTI plane. He was the first human being that travelled in space.
1964 
An earthquake, measuring 9.2 on the Rochter scale hit South Central Alaska, killing 125 people as well as causing tremendous damage on the city of Anchorage.
1963 
American film writer and director, Quentin Tarantino, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
1958 
Nikita Khrushchev became the premier of the Soviet Union.
1918 
The republic of Moldova and the principality of Bessarabia joined the kingdom of Romania.
1863 
English, Sir Henry Royce, was born in Huntingdonshire, England. He was the co-founder of the Rolls-Royce Company.
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