On This Day: What happened on 27 February?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 27 February, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


2015 | Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was assassinated near the Kremlin.

2013 | In Switzerland, Five people (including the perpetrator) were killed and five others injured in a shooting at a factory in Menznau.

2010 | An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale struck central parts of Chile, leaving more than 500 victims and thousands injured. The quake caused a tsunami that struck Hawaii shortly afterward.

2007 | The Chinese Stock Market Crashes: The Shanghai Stock Exchange fell 9%, the largest decline in ten years.

2004 | The worst terrorist attack in the Philippines by Abu Sayyaf at a Superferry killed 116 people.


2006 | American general and author, Robert Lee Scott, Jr., 98.

2008 | American journalist and sportscaster, Myron Cope, 79.

2015 | Argentinian lawyer and jurist, Julio César Strassera, 82.

2018 | Australian rugby league player and coach, Steve Folkes, 59.

2019 | Seychellois politician, 2nd President of Seychelles, France-Albert René, 84.


1973 | British-Australian singer-songwriter and actor, Peter Andre.

1958 | American politician, 81st Governor, and United States Senator of New Hampshire, Maggie Hassan.

1983 | American actress, Kate Mara.

1975 | Greek decathlete, Prodromos Korkizoglou.

1988 | Australian footballer, Iain Ramsay.

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1963 | Alf Ramsey took charge of England’s national team for the first time, away against France in a European Nations Cup tie. England lost 5-2.


2021 | “Girl in the Basement” was released for the first time on this day in Brazil.


Ethiopia is the hottest place in Africa.