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Events of January 27th:

January 27th is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 338 days remaining until the end of the year (339 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about January 27th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on January 27th:

1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (composer)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1795 Eli Whitney Blake (inventor of the mortise lock)

1832 Lewis Carroll (author)

Lewis Carroll

1859 Kaiser Wilhelm II (German Emperor 1888-1918)

1929 Mohamed Al-Fayed (businessman)

1931 Buster Edwards (criminal - participated in the The Great Train Robbery)

1934 Edith Cresson (French Prime Minister)

1936 Troy Donahue (actor)

1946 Nedra Talley (singer - Ronettes)

1951 Brian Downey (drummer - Thin Lizzy)

1955 John Roberts (US Supreme Court Justice)

1956 Mimi Rodgers (actress)

1964 Bridget Fonda (actress)

Bridget Fonda

1965 Robbie Earle (soccer player, TV presenter)

1968 Tricky (rapper)

1972 Mark Owen (singer - Take That)

1973 Lucy Porter (actress, writer, comedienne)

1979 Rosamund Pike (actress)

January 27th in History:

1606 Trial of Guido "Guy" Fawkes and his co-conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot begins.

1785 The University of Georgia, the first public university in the United States is founded.

1888 National Geographic Society founded in in Washington DC.

1939 Maiden flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.

1944 Siege of Leningrad ends after 900 days.

1945 Soviet forces liberate the Auschwitz concentration camp.

1967 Apollo 1 fire kills 3 US astronauts during a pre-launch test.

1973 Paris Peace Accords officially end Vietnam War.

1974 Brisbane has its worst flood of the 20th Century.

1996 Germany observes the first International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

2006 Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.

January 27th is also:

International Holocaust Memorial Day - Commemorates the Holocaust.

Saint Sava Day (Serbia)


People born on January 27th are Aquarius


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