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Calendar for January 27th, 2013

Every Year

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  • 1750s

  • Born 1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (composer)

  • 1830s

  • Born 1832: Lewis Carroll (author)

  • 1850s

  • Born 1850: Samuel Gompers (labor union official)

  • Died 1851: John James Audubon (ornithologist)

  • 1880s

  • Born 1885: Jerome Kern (composer)

  • 1888: National Geographic Society incorporated

  • 1900s

  • Born 1900: Hyman George Rickover (U.S. naval officer)

  • Died 1901: Giuseppe Verdi (composer)

  • 1910s

  • Died 1910: Thomas Crapper (inventor)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1921: Donna Reed (actress)

  • Born 1924: Sabu Dastagir (actor)

  • 1926: The first public demonstration of a true TV was given in London by John Baird

  • Born 1929: Ingrid Thulin (actress)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1936: Troy Donahue (actor)

  • 1938: Honeymoon Bridge over Niagara Falls collapsed due to ice jam

  • 1940s

  • Born 1941: Beatrice Tinsley (astronomer)

  • 1943: First U.S. air attack on Germany staged by the Eighth Air Force on the docks of Wilhelmshaven (WW II)

  • 1945: German guards closed the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as the Soviet army approached, moving as many prisoners as possible to Western camps

  • 1950s

  • 1951: Last performance of Peter Pan at New York City's Imperial Theater

  • Born 1955: John Roberts (Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court)

  • 1960s

  • 1961: Georgia legislature repealed the state's public school segregation laws

  • Born 1964: Bridget Fonda (actress)

  • 1967: Representatives from over 60 nations, including the U.S. and USSR, signed the Outer Space Treaty

  • 1967: Three astronauts died in a flash fire at Cape Kennedy, Florida, while training for the first launch of the Apollo 1 spacecraft

  • Born 1969: Patton Oswalt (actor)

  • 1970s

  • 1973: Vietnam War Cease-Fire signed in Paris, ending U.S. combat role in Vietnam

  • 1976: Laverne and Shirley made its television debut

  • 1980s

  • 1984: Michael Jackson's hair caught fire during filming of a commercial

  • 1984: Carl Lewis made a long jump of 28 feet 10.06 inches, in New York City

  • Died 1986: Lilli Palmer (actress)

  • 1990s

  • 1993: American sumo wrestler Chad Rowan was awarded the Japanese sport's highest rank, becoming the first foreign Yokozuna

  • Died 1994: Claude Atkins (actor)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2004: Jack Paar (humorist who turned late-night television into a national institution when he was host of The Tonight Show from 1957 to 1962)

  • Died 2004: Milt Bernhart (big band trombonist)

  • Died 2005: George "Doc" Abraham (wisecracking gardening guru who teamed up with his wife, Katy, to host one of the longest-running shows on American radio)

  • Died 2005: Nick McDonald (policeman who arrested Lee Harvey Oswald at a Dallas movie theater after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963)

  • 2006: Western Union sent its last telegram

  • Died 2007: Tige Andrews (actor)

  • Died 2009: John Updike (Pulitzer Prize-winning author)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2010: J.D. Salinger (author)


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