27 March It Happened Today
1802 Britain and France sign the Treaty of Amiens.
1914 The first successful blood transfusion is carried out.
1963 Birth of American film director Quentin Tarantino.
1968 Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin, who was the first man to orbit the earth, dies in a plane crash.
1977 Two Jumbo jets collide on runway in Tenerife killing 574 people.
1980 North Sea oil platform Alexander Kielland overturns in stormy weather killing 123 people.
2002 Death of English actor Dudley Moore.
2002 Death of American film director Billy Wilder.