27 January

January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 338 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 27th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 27th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Chocolate Cake Day
  • National Geographic Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – January 27

1983: The first shaft of the world’s longest tunnel is completed

The Seikan Tunnel, 53.85 km (33.46 mi) in length, connects the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido.

1967: U.S., U.K. and Soviet Union sign the Outer Space Treaty

The treaty bans the deployment of nuclear weapons in outer space and limits the use of the Moon to peaceful purposes.

1967: 3 astronauts die in a cabin fire while preparing for the Apollo 1 mission

The accident was a blow to NASA’s Apollo manned lunar landing program.

1945: Soviet forces liberate Auschwitz

The German Nazi regime murdered over 1.1 million people in the extermination camps near Oświęcim, Poland.

1944: Soviet forces liberate Leningrad

Die Siege of Leningrad had lasted 872 days and left over 1 million people dead.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, January 27

1974: Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Norwegian biathlete

1944: Mairead Maguire, Irish activist, Nobel Prize laureate

1859: Wilhelm II, German Emperor

1832: Lewis CarrollEnglish author

1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, January 27

2014: Pete Seeger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist

2009: John Updike, American author, poet, critic

2008: Suharto, Indonesian soldier, politician, 2nd President of Indonesia

1983: Louis de Funès, French actor, comedian

1901: Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer

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