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!
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- National Chocolate Cake Day
- National Geographic Day
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.
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
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