Tuesday 1 March 1927
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lusine Amara and Harry Belafonte in Harlem.
Metropolis, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
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- Saint Eudoxia
- Self Injury Awareness Day
- Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
- Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
- Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
- Iceland - This day is called the Beer Day, but this day in 1989 beer was allowed again.
- Martisor - a seasonal holiday in Romania.
- Baba Marta - a Bulgarian custom when the Martenitsa is worn for good health and luck symbolizing the beginning of the spring season in Bulgaria.
- Eight Hours Day - Tasmania, Australia.
- Saint Albin
- Labour day - Western Australia.
- Saint Swidbert
- Bah�'f Faith - Last Day (4 or 5) of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- World Day of Prayer.
- Roman Empire - The sacred fire of Rome was renewed (See Vesta).
- Roman Empire - New Year.
- World Civil Defense Day - This Day commemorates the entry into force in 1972 of the ICDO Constitution as an inter-governmental organisation. 
- Roman Empire - Matronalia in honor of Juno.
- Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Saint Monan, largely legendary Scottish saint.
- Lusine Amara: Opera / concert singer.
- Harry Belafonte in Harlem: New York City, New York, USA; calypso singer (Buck and the Preacher).
- Robert Heron Bork American judge: nominated for supreme court.
- Claude Gensac: French film and stage actress, well-known for playing with Louis De Funès, especially in the "Gendarme" series: "The Troops of St.Tropez".
- George Abell: American educator and astronomer who lectured at Griffith Observatory 1953-60, was a faculty member of UCLA from 1956, Professor of Astronomy from 1967 and Chairman of the Dept 1968-1975.
- Harry Belafonte: American actor and singer, a recording artist and worldwide show business star since 1950 with a repertory of folk and ethnic ballads. His performances were always sold out as outstanding entertainment. He won a TV Emmy for Top Musical Performance in 1960 and his films included "Uptown Saturday Night," 1947.
- Robert Bork: American lawyer, judge and former Attorney General of the United States, 1973-74; the author of several books including "Slouching Toward Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline," 1996 and "The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law," 1989, which became a bestseller.
- Bank of Italy becomes a National Bank.
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