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Births for January 27


  • 1546 Joachim III Frederick, ruler (Brandenburg)
  • 1571 'Abbas I the Great, Safavid shah of Persia (1588-1629)
  • 1701 Johann N von Hontheim, German historian/bishop
  • 1720 Samuel Foote, England, actor/songwriter (Mirror)
  • 1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austria, musical prodigy/composer (Figaro)
  • 1775 Friedrich von Schelling, Germany, philosopher (Views on Christianity)
  • 1805 Samuel Palmer, London, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision)
  • 1808 David F Strauss, Germany, theologist (Das Leben Jesus)
  • 1822 Thomas Leiper Kane, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 188
  • 1823 douard Lalo, France, composer (Symphonie espagnole)
  • 1824 Jozef Isra‰ls, painter
  • 1826 Richard Taylor, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1879
  • 1828 Samuel Allen Rice, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
  • 1830 William Henry Fitzhugh Payne, Brig General (Confederate Army)
  • 1832 Lewis Carroll, (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), auth (Alice in Wonderland)
  • 1834 Dmitri Mendeleev, chemist (discovered periodic table of the elements)
  • 1834 Robert Sanford Foster, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1850 Samuel Gompers, 1st president (American Federation of Labor)
  • 1851 Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer (Santos Vega)
  • 1858 Neel (Cornelia H) Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model
  • 1859 Wilhelm II, Potsdam, German emperor (1888-1918)
  • 1868 Cato Engelen-Sewing, soprano prima donna
  • 1872 Learned Hand, Albany NY, Chief judge (US Court of Appeals)
  • 1882 Giuseppe Prezzolini, Italy, writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano)
  • 1885 Eduard Knneke, German composer (Vetter aus Tuesday)
  • 1885 Jerome Kern, NYC, Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta)
  • 1887 Carl Blegen, Minneapolis, archaeologist (excavator at Troy, Pylos)
  • 1891 Ilya Ehrenburg, Kiev Ukraine, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw)
  • 1894 Fritz Pollard, early black NFL star (1920-26)
  • 1895 Joseph Rosenstock, Cracow Poland, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1936-41
  • 19-- James Cromwell, LA Calif, actor (Stretch-All in the Family)
  • 19-- Karen Kondazian, Boston, actress (Irene-Shannon)
  • 19-- Marc Ferrari, rocker (Cold Sweat-Break Out)
  • 19-- Mike Patton, rocker (Faith No More-The Real Thing)
  • 1900 Hyman G Rickover, US Admiral (father of modern nuclear navy)
  • 1901 Art Rooney, NFL team owner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1901 Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon)
  • 1903 Reginald Gardiner, Wimbeldon England, actor (Pruitts of So Hampton)
  • 1908 William Randolph Hearst Jr, newspaper publisher (Hearst Publishing)
  • 1910 Joan Bennett, US, actress (Little Women, Disraeli)
  • 1911 Benay Venuta, actress (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister)
  • 1912 Lawrence Durrell, Indian/British writer (Private Country)
  • 1918 Elmore James, musician (Dust My Broom)
  • 1918 Skitch Henderson, Birmingham England, orch leader (Tonight Show)
  • 1919 David Seville, (Ross Bagdasarian), Fresno Calif, (Alvin & Chipmunks)
  • 1921 Donna Reed, Denison Iowa, (From Here to Eternity, Wonderful Life)
  • 1924 Rauf Denktasj, Turkish-Cypriot politician
  • 1927 Joe Perry, AAFC/NFL fullback (SF 49ers, Balt Colts)
  • 1927 Michael Craig, India, actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror)
  • 1929 Ingrid Thulin, Sweden, actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned)
  • 1930 Bobby "Blue" Bland, blues singer (Call on the Drummer)
  • 1930 Esteban Edward Torres, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • 1931 Mordecai Richler, author, Montr‚al (Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz)
  • 1934 Edithe Cresson, premier of Frace (1991- )
  • 1934 Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Barcelona, Spain, UNESCO director (1987- )
  • 1936 Troy Donahue, NYC, actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye)
  • 1937 John Ogdon, Manchester England, pianist
  • 1940 Brian T O'Leary, Boston Mass, astronaut
  • 1940 Harry Kmel, Flemish director (Monsieur Hawarden)
  • 1945 Nick Mason, rock drummer (Pink Floyd-The Wall, Money)
  • 1947 Nedra Telley, vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Little Baby)
  • 1948 Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riga Latvia, ballet dancer (That's Dancing)
  • 1951 Brian Downey, rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town)
  • 1951 Scott Lane, NYC, actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel)
  • 1951 Seth Justman, rock vocalist/keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
  • 1952 Brian Gottfried, Baltimore Md, tennis star (Wimbeldon Doubles 1976)
  • 1955 Mimi Rogers, Coral Gables Fla, actress (Paper Dolls, The Rousters)
  • 1957 Frank Miller, US, comicbook writer (Batman-The Dark Knight Returns)
  • 1958 Charles Waltz, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • 1959 Patti Cohoon, Whittier Calif, actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides)
  • 196- Sarah Kennedy, Coquille Ohio, comedienne (Laugh in)
  • 1961 Charlotte Kemp, Omaha Ne, playmate (Dec, 1982)
  • 1961 Gillian Gilbert, rocker (New Order-Round & Round)
  • 1961 Karen Velez, Rockville Ctr NY, playmate (December, 1984)
  • 1961 Martin Degville, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • 1961 Rudi Mauger, rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • 1964 Bridget Fonda, US, daughter of Peter/actress (Single White Female)
  • 1964 Cathy Podewell, actress (Dallas)
  • 1964 Inga Thompson, Reno Nevada, US cyclist (Olympic-8th-88, 84, 92)
  • 1964 Migi, (Miguel Drummond) rock (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Your Distance
  • 1966 Tamlyn Tomita, Okinawa, actress (Karate Kid 2, Ming Li-Santa Barbara)
  • 1967 Carrington Garland, LA Calif, actress (Kelly Capwell-Santa Barbara)
  • 1970 Carlos Javier Bernardo, prince
  • 1970 Dario Brose, Queens NY, US soccer halfback (Olympic-92)


Passings for January 27


  • 672 Vitalianus, pope (657-72)/saint, dies
  • 847 Sergius II, pope (844-47), dies
  • 1540 Angela Merici, Italian monk/monastary, dies
  • 1565 Robrecht de Berghes, prince-bishop of Lithuiana (1557-64), dies
  • 1763 Johan-Theodoor van Beieren, prince-bishop of Lithuiana, dies
  • 1851 John James Audubon, conservationist (Audubon Society), dies at 65
  • 1859 Carl A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74
  • 1860 Jan¢ Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (parallel), dies at 57
  • 1893 James G Blaine, US minister of foreign affairs, dies at 62
  • 1901 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (Rigoletto/Traviata/A‹da), dies at 8
  • 1922 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies
  • 1953 Martinus Nijhoff, poet/interpreter/linguist, dies at 58
  • 1956 Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor, dies
  • 1967 Alphonse Juin, French marshal, dies
  • 1967 Edward H White II, astronaut, dies in Apollo I fire
  • 1967 Roger B Chaffee, astronaut, dies at 31 in Apollo I fire
  • 1967 Virgil I (Gus) Grissom, astronaut, dies at 41 in Apollo I fire
  • 1969 Charles Winninger, actor (Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 82
  • 1970 Ed Ford, comedian (Can You Top This?), dies at 72
  • 1972 Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer, dies at 60
  • 1982 Iris Korn, actress (Widder-Palmerstown USA), dies at 60
  • 1983 Louis De Funes, actor, dies at 68 of a heart attack
  • 1983 Robert Christian, actor, dies of cancer at 42
  • 1984 Lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
  • 1986 Lilli Palmer, (Peiser), German actress (Gentle Sex), dies
  • 1992 Francesca Primus, columnist (Back Stage), dies at 45
  • 1992 Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Brit actress (Eliza Dolittle), dies at 101
  • 1993 Andre the Giant, (Rene Roussimoff), wrestler, dies at 49
  • 1993 Erik M”rk, Danish actor (Europe), dies at 67


  • Holidays for January 27
  • (Mauritius) Cavadee
  • (Vietnam) Vietnam Peace Day (1973)
  • (Australia) Australia Day (last Monday in January) (1788)
  • Interesting events for January 27
  • (Buddhist-Laos) Buddhist Holiday
  • (Christian) Devote of Monte Carlo
  • (Lutheran) Commemoration of Lydia, Dorcas & Phoebe
  • (RC) Feast of St Julian
  • 407 (Ang, Old RC) Commemoration of John Chrysostom, bp of Constantinople
  • 1540 (RC) Memorial of St Angela Merici, virgin (opt)
  • 1994 (Moslem) A Night of Remembrance (Sha'bƒn 14, 1414 AH)
  • 1994 (Jewish) Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day) (Shevat 15, 5754 AM)


Special events for January 27


  • 672 St Vitalian ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 847 Sergius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1302 Dante becomes a Florentine political exile
  • 1662 1st American lime kiln begins operation, Providence, RI
  • 1671 Pirate Henry Morgen lands at Panama City
  • 1736 Abdication of Stanislas, last king of Poland
  • 1778 Piccinni's opera "Roland" premiers, Paris
  • 1785 1st US state university chartered, Athens, Georgia
  • 1823 Pres Monroe appoints 1st US ambassadors to South America
  • 1864 Battle of Fair Gardens, TN
  • 1864 Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Va
  • 1870 1st sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta) (DePauw U in Greencastle, Indiana)
  • 1870 After accepting the 15th amendment, VA is readmitted to Union
  • 1870 Manitoba & Northwest Territories incorporated
  • 1880 Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp
  • 1888 National Geographic Society organizes
  • 1891 Mine explosion kills 109 at Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania
  • 1894 1st college basketball game, U of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
  • 1894 Midwinter Fair opens in Golden Gate Park
  • 1900 Social Democrat Party of America (Debs' party) holds 1st convention
  • 1902 5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC)
  • 1904 R S Dugan discovers asteroid #523 Ada
  • 1908 Pasipha‰, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Melotte
  • 1915 US Marines occupy Haiti
  • 1916 Communist party "Spartacus" forms in Berlin
  • 1924 Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier
  • 1924 Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square
  • 1926 1st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, London
  • 1926 US Senate agrees to join World Court
  • 1927 Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game
  • 1932 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1815 Beethoven
  • 1934 French cabinet of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair)
  • 1934 VARA refuses to hire after commemoration of Marinus Van de Lubbe
  • 1935 E Delporte discovers asteroid #1341 Edmee
  • 1940 -17ø F (-27ø C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record)
  • 1942 -19ø F (-27.4ø C), Netherland's coldest day since 1850
  • 1943 1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
  • 1944 Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed
  • 1945 Russia liberates Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • 1948 1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates
  • 1948 1st tape recorder sold
  • 1949 Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China
  • 1954 Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, forms
  • 1958 Ferenc Mnnich follows K d r as premier of Hungary
  • 1961 "Sing Along with Mitch" (Miller) premiers on NBC TV
  • 1964 "Introducing the Beatles" album released in US
  • 1964 Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican Pres bid
  • 1965 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite
  • 1965 Ground breaking for "Dragon Gateway" at Grant Avenue
  • 1967 Apollo 1 fire kills astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee
  • 1967 Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
  • 1967 New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker)
  • 1967 Treaty banning military use of nuclear weapons in space, signed
  • 1969 Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 5th)
  • 1971 Montgomery St Station, last link in BART, `holed thru'
  • 1973 Janet Lynn wins her 5th consecutive natl figure skating championship
  • 1973 UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)
  • 1973 US & Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending longest US war & milt draft
  • 1976 "Laverne & Shirley" spinoff from "Happy Days" premiers on ABC TV
  • 1977 Pres Carter pardons most Vietnam War draft evaders (10,000)
  • 1979 Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)
  • 1980 10th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 37-27
  • 1982 Oak Ridge Observatory discovers asteroids #2674 Pandarus & #3342
  • 1982 Roberto S Cordova installed as president of Honduras
  • 1983 World's longest subaqueous tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid
  • 1984 A Mrkos discovers asteroid #3278
  • 1984 John & Yoko release "Milk & Honey" album
  • 1984 LA Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak
  • 1985 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth
  • 1985 Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
  • 1989 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
  • 1989 Okla's linebacker, Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Ok grad student
  • 1990 Steffi Graf beats Mary Jo Fernandez to win the Australian Open
  • 1991 PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, disbands
  • 1991 Super Bowl XXV-NY Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19
  • 1992 Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee
  • 1992 Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty)
  • 1993 DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12
  • Facts for January 27
  • 27th day of the year with 338 remaining (Numerology = 1)
  • 1916 69øF highest temperature for this date in NYC
  • 1927 -1øF lowest temperature for this date in NYC
  • Songs for date January 27
  • 01/27/44 --- Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me (Ellington, Duke)
  • 01/27/44 --- No Love, No Nothin' (Morse, Ella Mae)
  • 01/27/50 --- Music! Music! Music! (Brewer, Teresa)
  • 01/27/50 --- Quicksilver (Crosby, Bing)
  • 01/27/50 --- Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy (Crosby, Bing)
  • 01/27/58 --- Dede Dinah (Avalon, Frankie)
  • 01/27/58 --- Don't (Presley, Elvis)
  • 01/27/62 --- Duke Of Earl (Chandler, Gene)
  • 01/27/68 --- Bottle Of Wine (Fireballs)
  • 01/27/68 --- Love Is Blue (Mauriat, Paul)
  • 01/27/68 --- I Wish It Would Rain (Temptations)
  • 01/27/73 --- Last Song (Edward Bear)
  • 01/27/73 --- Love Train (O'Jays)
  • 01/27/79 --- Lady (Little River Band)
  • 01/27/79 --- Shake Your Groove Thing (Peaches & Herb)
  • 01/27/90 --- C'Mon And Get My Love (D-Mob)
  • 01/27/90 --- I Go To Extremes (Joel, Billy)
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