On This Day: March 27

Tornado Talk Summary

The Palm Sunday Outbreak of March 27, 1994: It was a devastating day across the South. Per the SPC, there were 29 tornadoes across 5 states: Texas, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. 7 were rated F3 and 2 were rated F4. This summary will review the most deadly tornado of the outbreak (and the deadliest for 1994). An F4 moved 50 miles through St. Clair, Calhoun and Cherokee Counties in Alabama and lifted just over the Georgia state line in Floyd County. There were 150 injuries reported and 22 fatalities. Most of the fatalities occurred at the Goshen United Methodist Church in Cherokee County, AL. Read the full summary here!

The tornado that struck the Goshen United Methodist Church

SIGTOR Spotlight

Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!

March 27, 1890: Huge outbreak occurred on this day and Grazulis documents numerous tornadoes. One of the tornadoes was given an F4 rating. It moved 25 miles through Marshall and Lyons Counties in Kentucky. Seven people were killed and 50 injured. “Crossing the Tennessee River, the tornado hit Grand River, where about half of the buildings in town were damaged, and at least two people were killed.”

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2021, an EF2 tornado tracked for about 16 miles near Carthage, TX. Several homes were ripped apart. One person was killed, and three were injured. Source

A trailer that was destroyed. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1964, a magnitude 9.2 earthquake shook Alaska. Major damage occurred in Anchorage, and over 100 people were killed.  Source

Damage in Anchorage, photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1958: Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier as well as First Secretary of the Communist Party. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Quentin Tarantino was born March 27, 1963, in  Knoxville, Tennessee.  He is a director and screenwriter whose films are noted for their stylized violence, razor-sharp dialogue, and fascination with film and pop culture. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1952: “Singin’ in the Rain”, musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2007: The wife of Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland was arrested on suspicion of burning over $10,000 (£5,000) of his belongings outside their home after police in southern California found a bin of smouldering clothes. Earlier that day, the couple left two rooms vandalised after an argument at a luxury hotel. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

March 27, 1977: Tenerife airport disaster: Two Boeing 747 airliners collide on a foggy runway on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 (all 248 on KLM and 335 on Pan Am). Sixty-one survived on the Pan Am flight. This is the deadliest aviation accident in history. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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