January 27 Events in History - January 27 Birthdays - January 27 Deaths
2015 A powerful blizzard covers Boston and nearby New England areas with over two feet of snow under winds that reach over 70 miles per hour; New York City had expected the same weather effects but was spared
2014 The U.S. Postal Service will soon implement a rate hike in postage, approved last December the price of first-class postage stamps to 49 cents from 46 cents
2014 Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who has been granted temporary asylum in Russia, claims that his decision to leak classified NSA documents about mining emails and telephone call logs, has resulted in several significant threats to his life
2013 A small pyrotechnics show ignited foram sound insulating material in the ceiling of Kiss, a crowded, windowless nightclub in southern Brazil's city of Santa Maria, killing 237 partygoers and injuring 169 others
2013 Serbian tennis pro Novak Djokovic achieves a four-set victory over opponent Andy Murray, winning the men's singles at the 2013 Australian Open
2012 For the first time in nearly 17 years, Spain's unemployment number passes five million
2012 The main opposition leader of the Democratic Republic of the congo condemns parliamentary election as rigged; he calls for a strike in protest of his house arrest
2011 The United Nations Human Rights Council criticizes Burma for its human rights record
2011 Japan experiences its fifth outbreak of bird flu, forcing the slaughter of 150,000 chickens
2010 Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, unveils a new invention, a tablet PC called the iPad, at a press conference in San Francisco
1998 Crane crashes into Roosevelt Is (New York City) Tram, injuring 10
1998 WNBA begins filling rosters of Washington Mystics and Detroit Shock
1998 First Lady Hilary Clinton blames charges that President Clinton had affairs part of a vast right-wing conspiracy
1997 "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," opens at Gershwin New York City
1997 24th American Music Award: Toni Braxton and Alanis Morissette win
1996 15 day old siamese twins separated - Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies
1996 70th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (64 61)
1996 Catherine Roskam becomes the 1st New York female Episcopal bishop
1996 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1996 Germany celebrates it's 1st Holocaust Rememberance Day
1996 Monica Seles beats Anke Huber to win Australian Open
1996 Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana vs. Jamaica at Kingston
1995 69th Australian Womens Tennis: Mary Pierce beats A S Vicario (63 62)
1994 "No Man's Land" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 61 performances
1994 Carlos Reina succeeds President Callejas in Honduras
1994 Romanian social-democrats form government with anti-Semites
1993 DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12
1992 "Crazy He Calls Me" opens at Walter Kerr Theater New York City for 7 performances
1992 19th American Music Award: C and C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win
1992 Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee
1992 President candidate Bill Clinton (D) and Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair
1991 79th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats I Lendl (16 64 64 64)
1991 Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, disbands
1991 Nadine Strossen is 1st female president of the ACLU
1991 Superbowl XXV: New York Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19 in Tampa Superbowl MVP: Ottis Anderson, New York Giants, RB
1990 64th Australian Women's Tennis Steffi Graf beats MJ Fernandez (63 64)
1989 German war criminals Fischer and Aus der Funten freed
1989 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
1989 Okla's linebacker, Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Ok grad student
1988 Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to U.S. Supreme Court
1987 Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose and Doug Somers for AWA World Tag Team
1986 13th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis and C Gayle
1985 "Doug Henning and His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York after 60 perf
1985 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth
1985 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
1985 Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
1985 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14
1984 John and Yoko release "Milk and Honey" album
1984 Los Angeles Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak
1984 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial
1983 World's longest subaqueous tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid
1982 "Joseph and the Amazing Dreamcoat" opens at Royale New York City for 747 performances
1982 Mauno Koivisto installed as president of Finland
1982 Philadelphia trades Larry Bowa and Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
1982 Roberto S. Cordova installed as president of Honduras
1982 West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win World Series Cup
1980 "Comin' Uptown" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 45 performances
1980 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 37-27
1979 36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight and Jane Fonda
1979 Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)
1977 1st broadcast of "Roots" mini-series on ABC TV
1977 President Carter pardons most Vietnam War draft evaders (10,000)
1976 "Laverne and Shirley" spinoff from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV
1976 9th ABA All-Star Game: Denver 144 beats ABA 138 at Denver
1976 Morocco-Algeria battles in Westerly Sahara
1976 Viv Richards scores his 1st Test century against Australia
1974 "Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 320 performances
1973 UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)
1973 U.S. and Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending longest U.S. war and military draft
1973 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1973 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
1973 William Rogers and Nguyen Duy Trinh sign U.S. - North Vietnam treaty
1971 Montgomery St. Station, last link in BART, 'holed thru'
1970 Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"
1969 14 spies hung in Baghdad
1969 9 Jews publically executed in Damascus Syria
1969 Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack and she dies Feb 5th
1969 Noordiers vicar Ian Paisley sentenced to 3 years
1968 "Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater New York City for 31 performances
1967 Apollo 1 fire kills astronauts Grissom, White and 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
1966 Wisc State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W. Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisconsin an expansion team for 1966
1965 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite
1965 Ground breaking for "Dragon Gateway" at Grant Avenue
1964 "Introducing the Beatles" album released in US
1964 Barlow and Graeme Pollock complete 341 stand at Adelaide Oval
1964 Margaret Chase Smith, Senator-R-Maine, tries for Republican President bid
1963 Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec
1963 Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, and John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1962 "Family Affair" opens at Billy Rose Theater New York City for 65 performances
1961 "Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV
1958 Ferenc Munnich follows Kadar as premier of Hungary
1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
1956 NFL's New York Giants switches games from Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium
1955 "Plain and Fancy" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 476 performances
1953 Netherlands end Marshall aid
1951 "Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 320 performances
1951 U.S. begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site
1950 2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show and Texaco Star Theater win
1949 Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China
1948 1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates
1948 1st tape recorder sold
1945 Nazi occupiers forbid food transport to West (The Netherlands)
1945 Russia liberates Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland)
1945 S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in New York City
1945 Wally van Hall, "banker in defiance," arrested
1944 Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed
1944 Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, and Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves
1943 1st U.S. air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
1942 -19 degrees F (-27.4 degrees C), Netherland's coldest day since 1850
1941 Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreiber warns of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor
1940 -17 degrees F (-27 degrees C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record)
1934 27th Australian Men's Tennis Open: Fred Perry beat Crawford (63 75 61)
1934 French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair)
1934 VARA refuses to hire after commemoration of Marinus Van de Lubbe
1933 Otto Meisnner dines with British ambassador Rumbold
1927 Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game
1926 1st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, London
1926 U.S. Senate agrees to join World Court
1924 Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier
1924 Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square
1918 "Tarzan of the Apes," 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater
1917 Coen de Koning wins 2nd official 11 cities race (9:53) (record)
1916 Communist party "Spartacus Letters" 1st published in Berlin
1915 U.S. Marines occupy Haiti
1908 Pasiphae, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Melotte
1906 Rudolf Gundersen skates world record 500m at 44.8 sec
1905 Maurice Rouvier forms government in France
1902 5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (New York City)
1900 Social Democrat Party of America (Debs' party) holds 1st convention
1897 British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana)
1896 Tasmania bowl out Victoria for 65 for their 1st ever innings victory
1894 1st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
1894 Midwinter Fair opens in Golden Gate Park
1891 Mine explosion kills 109 at Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania
1888 National Geographic Society organizes in Washington D.C.
1886 1st British government of Salisbury resigns
1880 Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp
1870 1st sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta) (DePauw U in Greencastle, Indiana)
1870 After accepting 15th amendment, Virginia is readmitted to Union
1870 Manitoba and Northwest Territories incorporated
1864 Battle of Fair Gardens, TN
1864 Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Va
1823 President Monroe appoints 1st U.S. ambassadors to South America
1785 1st U.S. state university chartered, Athens Georgia
1778 Piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres, Paris
1736 Abdication of Stanislas, last king of Poland
1710 Czar Peter the Great sets 1st Russian state budget
1671 Pirate Henry Morgen lands at Panama City
1662 1st American lime kiln begins operation (Providence RI)
1593 Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno
1556 Willem of Orange becomes knight of Guilder Flies
1538 States of Gelderland accepts Willem van Kleef as viceroy
1302 Dante becomes a Florentine political exile
847 Sergius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
672 St. Vitalian ends his reign as Catholic Pope