The first horse racing meet at Farrer Park on 27 February 1843, William Henry McLeod Read rode the horse Colonel and won the Singapore Cup, a prize of $150.



The National Service Bill (Amendment) 1967 was first read in Parliament on 27 February 1967. After a spirited debate in Parliament, the NS Act was passed.



Mas Selamat bin Kastari an Indonesian-born Singaporean, was for more than a year Singapore's most-wanted fugitive after escaping from detention on 27 February 2008. The search for him has been described as the largest manhunt ever launched in Singapore. He was eventually recaptured in Skudai, Malaysia, on 1 April 2009, and has since been returned to Singapore.