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

Events[]

  • 98Trajan succeeded his adoptive father Nerva as Roman emperor; under his rule the Roman Empire would reach its maximum extent.
  • 1142Song dynasty General Yue Fei is executed.
  • 1186Henry VI, the son and heir of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, marries Constance of Sicily.
  • 1302Dante Alighieri, the poet and politician, is exiled from Florence, Italy, where he served as one of six priors governing the city.
  • 1343Pope Clement VI issues the papal bull Unigenitus to justify the power of the pope and the use of indulgences. Nearly 200 years later, Martin Luther would protest this.
  • 1593 – The Vatican opens the seven-year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno.
  • 1606Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31.
  • 1695Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan and Caliph of Islam in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his abdication in 1703.
  • 1776American Revolutionary War: Henry Knox's "noble train of artillery" arrives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 1785 – The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
  • 1825 – The U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears".
  • 1868Boshin War: The Battle of Toba–Fushimi between forces of the Tokugawa shogunate and pro-Imperial factions begins, which will end in defeat for the shogunate, and is a pivotal point in the Meiji Restoration.
  • 1869 – Boshin War: Tokugawa rebels establish the Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō.
  • 1880Thomas Edison receives the patent on the incandescent lamp.
  • 1927Ibn Saud takes the title of King of Nejd.
  • 1939 – First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
  • 1943World War II: The VIII Bomber Command sorties ninety-one B-17s and B-24s to attack the U-boat construction yards at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This was the first American bombing attack on Germany.
  • 1944 – World War II: The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
  • 1945 – World War II: The Red Army liberates the remaining inmates of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp built by the Nazi Germans on the territory of Poland.
  • 1951Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with Operation Ranger.
  • 1961 – The Soviet submarine S-80 sinks when its snorkel malfunctions, flooding the boat.
  • 1967Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
  • 1967 – The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.
  • 1973 – The Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde is killed in action becoming the conflict's last recorded American combat casualty.
  • 1980 – Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian Caper.
  • 1983 – The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshū and Hokkaidō, breaks through.
  • 1993 – American-born sumo wrestler Akebono Tarō becomes the first foreigner to be promoted to the sport's highest rank of yokozuna.
  • 1996 – In a military coup Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane.
  • 1996 – Germany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  • 2002An explosion at a military storage facility in Lagos, Nigeria, kills at least 1,100 people and displaces over 20,000 others.
  • 2003 – The first selections for the National Recording Registry are announced by the Library of Congress.
  • 2010 – The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis ends when Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes the new President of Honduras.
  • 2011Arab Spring: The Yemeni Revolution begins as over 16,000 protestors demonstrate in Sana'a.
  • 2013 – 242 people die in a nightclub fire in the Brazilian city of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul.

Births[]

  • 1443Albert III, Duke of Saxony (d. 1500)
  • 1546Joachim III Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1608)
  • 1571Abbas I of Persia (d. 1629)
  • 1585Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (d. 1634)
  • 1603Sir Harbottle Grimston, 2nd Baronet, English lawyer and politician, Speaker of the British House of Commons (d. 1685)
  • 1621Thomas Willis, English physician and anatomist (d. 1675)
  • 1662Richard Bentley, English scholar and theologian (d. 1742)
  • 1687Johann Balthasar Neumann, German engineer and architect, designed Würzburg Residence and Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (d. 1753)
  • 1701Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, German historian and theologian (d. 1790)
  • 1708Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (d. 1728)
  • 1741Hester Thrale, Welsh author (d. 1821)
  • 1756Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1791)
  • 1775Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, German-Swiss philosopher and academic (d. 1854)
  • 1795Eli Whitney Blake, American engineer, invented the Mortise lock (d. 1886)
  • 1805Maria Anna of Bavaria (d. 1877)
  • 1805 – Samuel Palmer, English painter and etcher (d. 1881)
  • 1806Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer and educator (d. 1826)
  • 1808David Strauss, German theologian and author (d. 1874)
  • 1814Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect, designed the Lausanne Cathedral (d. 1879)
  • 1821John Chivington, American colonel and pastor (d. 1892)
  • 1823Édouard Lalo, French violinist and composer (d. 1892)
  • 1824Urbain Johnson, Canadian farmer and political figure (d. 1917)
  • 1826Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian journalist and author (d. 1889)
  • 1826 – Richard Taylor, American general, historian, and politician (d. 1879)
  • 1827Nakahama Manjirō, Japanese translator (d. 1898)
  • 1832Lewis Carroll, English mathematician, photographer, and author (d. 1898)
  • 1832 – Carl Friedrich Schmidt, Estonian-Russian geologist and botanist (d. 1908)
  • 1836Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian journalist and author (d. 1895)
  • 1842Arkhip Kuindzhi, Ukrainian-Russian painter (d. 1910)
  • 1848Tōgō Heihachirō, Japanese admiral (d. 1934)
  • 1850John Collier, English painter and author (d. 1934)
  • 1850 – Samuel Gompers, English-American labor leader (d. 1924)
  • 1850 – Edward Smith, English captain (d. 1912)
  • 1858Neel Doff, Dutch-Belgian author (d. 1942)
  • 1859Wilhelm II, German Emperor (d. 1941)
  • 1869Will Marion Cook, American violinist and composer (d. 1944)
  • 1885Jerome Kern, American composer and songwriter (d. 1945)
  • 1885 – Seison Maeda, Japanese painter (d. 1977)
  • 1886Radhabinod Pal, Indian academic and jurist (d. 1967)
  • 1889Balthasar van der Pol, Dutch physicist and academic (d. 1959)
  • 1891Ilya Ehrenburg, Russian journalist and author (d. 1967)
  • 1893Soong Ching-ling, Chinese politician, Honorary President of the People's Republic of China (d. 1981)
  • 1895Joseph Rosenstock, Polish-American conductor and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1895 – Harry Ruby, American composer and screenwriter (d. 1974)
  • 1900Hyman G. Rickover, American admiral (d. 1986)
  • 1901Willy Fritsch, German actor (d. 1973)
  • 1901 – Art Rooney, American football player and coach, founded the Pittsburgh Steelers (d. 1988)
  • 1903John Eccles, Australian-Swiss neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1903 – Otto P. Weyland, American general (d. 1979)
  • 1904James J. Gibson, American psychologist and academic (d. 1979)
  • 1905Howard McNear, American actor (d. 1969)
  • 1908William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American journalist and publisher (d. 1993)
  • 1908 – Hot Lips Page, American trumpet player, singer, and bandleader (d. 1954)
  • 1910Edvard Kardelj, Slovene general, economist, and politician, 2nd Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia (d. 1979)
  • 1912Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher and environmentalist (d. 2009)
  • 1912 – Francis Rogallo, American engineer, invented the Rogallo wing (d. 2009)
  • 1915Jules Archer, American historian and author (d. 2008)
  • 1915 – Jacques Hnizdovsky, Ukrainian-American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 1985)
  • 1918Skitch Henderson, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2005)
  • 1918 – Elmore James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1963)
  • 1918 – William Seawell, American general (d. 2005)
  • 1919Tom Addington, English captain (d. 2011)
  • 1919 – Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor, created Alvin and the Chipmunks (d. 1972)
  • 1920John Box, English production designer and art director (d. 2005)
  • 1920 – Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1920 – Helmut Zacharias, German violinist and composer (d. 2002)
  • 1921Donna Reed, American actress (d. 1986)
  • 1924Rauf Denktaş, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 1st President of Northern Cyprus (d. 2012)
  • 1924 – Brian Rix, English actor, producer, and politician (d. 2016)
  • 1926Fritz Spiegl, Austrian flute player and journalist (d. 2003)
  • 1926 – Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
  • 1928Michael Craig, Indian-English actor and screenwriter
  • 1928 – Hans Modrow, Polish-German lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of East Germany
  • 1929Mohamed Al-Fayed, Egyptian-Swiss businessman
  • 1929 – Gastón Suárez, Bolivian author and playwright (d. 1984)
  • 1930Bobby Bland, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1931Mordecai Richler, Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1931 – Nigel Vinson, Baron Vinson, English lieutenant and businessman
  • 1931 – Gazanfer Özcan, Turkish actor (d. 2009)
  • 1932Boris Shakhlin, Russian-Ukrainian gymnast (d. 2008)
  • 1933 – Jerry Buss, American chemist and businessman (d. 2013)
  • 1934Édith Cresson, French politician and diplomat, 160th Prime Minister of France
  • 1934 – George Follmer, American race car driver
  • 1935Steve Demeter, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1936Troy Donahue, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1936 – Samuel C. C. Ting, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1937Fred Åkerström, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1985)
  • 1937 – Tigran Mansurian, Armenian pianist and composer
  • 1937 – John Ogdon, English pianist and composer (d. 1989)
  • 1938Roy Bourgeois, American priest and activist
  • 1939Mike Hill, American golfer
  • 1939 – Julius Lester, American author and academic
  • 1940Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin, Turkish engineer and politician, 35th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1940 – James Cromwell, American actor and producer
  • 1940 – Terry Harper, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1940 – Petru Lucinschi, Romanian activist and politician, 2nd President of Moldova
  • 1940 – Reynaldo Rey, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1941Bobby Hutcherson, American vibraphone player and composer (d. 2016)
  • 1941 – Beatrice Tinsley, New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist (d. 1981)
  • 1942Maki Asakawa, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1942 – Stewart Raffill, American director and screenwriter
  • 1942 – John Witherspoon, American actor
  • 1942 – Kate Wolf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1986)
  • 1943Julia Cumberlege, Baroness Cumberlege, English businesswoman and politician
  • 1944Peter Akinola, Nigerian archbishop
  • 1944 – Mairead Maguire, Northern Irish activist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1944 – Nick Mason, English drummer, songwriter, and producer
  • 1945Harold Cardinal, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2005)
  • 1946Christopher Hum, English academic and diplomat, British Ambassador to China
  • 1946 – Nedra Talley, American singer
  • 1947Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)
  • 1947 – Vyron Polydoras, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister for Public Order
  • 1947 – Cal Schenkel, American painter and illustrator
  • 1947 – Philip Sugden, English historian and author (d. 2014)
  • 1947 – Perfecto Yasay Jr., Filipino lawyer and Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines
  • 1948Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian-American dancer, choreographer, and actor
  • 1948 – Jean-Philippe Collard, French pianist
  • 1950Derek Acorah, English medium and television host
  • 1950 – Choi Jong-won, South Korean actor and politician
  • 1951Brian Downey, Irish drummer and songwriter
  • 1951 – Seth Justman, American keyboard player and songwriter
  • 1951 – Ken Timbs, American wrestler and police officer (d. 2004)
  • 1951 – Cees van der Knaap, Dutch soldier and politician
  • 1952Billy Johnson, American football player and coach
  • 1952 – Tam O'Shaughnessy, American tennis player, psychologist, and academic
  • 1954Peter Laird, American author and illustrator
  • 1954 – Ed Schultz, American talk show host and sportscaster
  • 1955Brian Engblom, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1955 – John Roberts, American lawyer and judge, 17th Chief Justice of the United States
  • 1955 – Alexander Stuart, English-American author and screenwriter
  • 1956Mimi Rogers, American actress and producer
  • 1956 – Yu Ji-in, South Korean actress
  • 1957Janick Gers, English guitarist and songwriter
  • 1957 – Frank Miller, American illustrator, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1958James Grippando, American lawyer and author
  • 1958 – Kadri Mälk, Estonian jewelry designer
  • 1958 – Alan Milburn, English businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • 1959Cris Collinsworth, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1959 – Göran Hägglund, Swedish lawyer and politician, 28th Swedish Minister for Social Affairs
  • 1959 – Keith Olbermann, American journalist and author
  • 1960Fiona O'Donnell, Canadian-Scottish politician
  • 1961Zarganar, Burmese comedian, actor, and director
  • 1961 – Dina Bonnevie, Filipino actress
  • 1961 – Gillian Gilbert, English keyboard player and singer
  • 1961 – Margo Timmins, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1961 – Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
  • 1962Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
  • 1963George Monbiot, English-Welsh author and activist
  • 1964 – Patrick van Deurzen, Dutch composer and academic
  • 1964Bridget Fonda, American actress
  • 1964 – Lee Byung-joon, South Korean actor
  • 1964 – Jack Haley, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2015)
  • 1965Alan Cumming, Scottish-American actor
  • 1965 – Oktay Kaynarca, Turkish actor and producer
  • 1965 – Mike Newell, English footballer and manager
  • 1965 – Ignacio Noé, Argentinian author and illustrator
  • 1965 – Attila Sekerlioglu, Austrian footballer and manager
  • 1966Tamlyn Tomita, Japanese-American actress and singer
  • 1967Bobby Deol, Indian actor and singer
  • 1967 – Dave Manson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1968Tricky, English rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1968 – Patrick Blondeau, French footballer
  • 1968 – Mike Patton, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1968 – Matt Stover, American football player
  • 1968 – Deb Talan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1969Cornelius, Japanese singer, guitarist, and producer
  • 1969 – Michael Kulas, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1969 – Patton Oswalt, American comedian and actor
  • 1970Bradley Clyde, Australian rugby league player
  • 1970 – Dean Headley, English cricketer and coach
  • 1971Patrice Brisebois, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1973Valyantsin Byalkevich, Belarusian footballer and manager (d. 2014)
  • 1974Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Norwegian skier and biathlete
  • 1974 – Andrei Pavel, Romanian tennis player and coach
  • 1974 – Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach
  • 1976Ahn Jung-hwan, South Korean footballer
  • 1976 – Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress, singer, and producer
  • 1976 – Todd MacCulloch, Canadian-American basketball player
  • 1976 – Fred Taylor, American football player
  • 1976 – Michael K. Winder, American businessman and politician
  • 1978Pete Laforest, Canadian-American baseball player and manager
  • 1979Mario Fatafehi, American football player
  • 1979 – Rosamund Pike, English actress
  • 1979 – Liesbet Van Breedam, Belgian volleyball player
  • 1979 – Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricketer and coach
  • 1980Chanda Gunn, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1980 – Eva Padberg, German fashion model, singer, and actress
  • 1980 – Marat Safin, Russian tennis player and politician
  • 1981Tony Woodcock, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1983Deon Anderson, American football player
  • 1983 – Carlo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Paulo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Gavin Floyd, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Tim Kasten, German rugby player
  • 1983 – Mike Zagurski, American baseball player
  • 1984Vince Mellars, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1985Gerard Aafjes, Dutch footballer
  • 1985 – Dustley Mulder, Dutch footballer
  • 1986Giorgi Loria, Georgian footballer
  • 1987Katy Rose, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1987 – Anton Shunin, Russian footballer
  • 1988Kerlon, Brazilian footballer
  • 1988 – Toni Gänge, German footballer
  • 1988 – Liu Wen, Chinese fashion model
  • 1989Alberto Botía, Spanish footballer
  • 1989 – Daisy Lowe, English model
  • 1989 – Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Dutch footballer
  • 1990Maria-Elena Papasotiriou, American-Greek figure skater
  • 1991Christian Bickel, German footballer
  • 1991 – Juan Govea, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1992Stefano Pettinari, Italian footballer
  • 1993Joe Landolina, American engineer and businessman, founded Vetigel
  • 1993 – Yaya Sanogo, French footballer
  • 1994Rani Khedira, German footballer

Deaths[]

  • 98Nerva, Roman emperor (b. 35)
  • 457Marcian, Byzantine emperor (b. 392)
  • 661Ali, Arab general and caliph (b. 607)
  • 672Pope Vitalian
  • 1142Yue Fei, Chinese general (b. 1103)
  • 1490Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (b. 1435)
  • 1540Angela Merici, Italian educator and saint, founded the Company of St. Ursula (b. 1474)
  • 1596Francis Drake, English captain and explorer (b. 1540)
  • 1629Hieronymus Praetorius, German organist and composer (b. 1560)
  • 1638Gonzalo de Céspedes y Meneses, Spanish author and poet (b. 1585)
  • 1651Abraham Bloemaert, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1566)
  • 1689Robert Aske, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1619)
  • 1731Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker, invented the Piano (b. 1655)
  • 1733Thomas Woolston, English theologian and author (b. 1669)
  • 1740Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1692)
  • 1794Antoine Philippe de La Trémoille, French general (b. 1765)
  • 1812John Perkins, Anglo-Jamaican captain
  • 1814Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher and academic (b. 1762)
  • 1816Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, English admiral and politician (b. 1724)
  • 1851John James Audubon, French-American ornithologist and painter (b. 1789)
  • 1860János Bolyai, Romanian-Hungarian mathematician and academic (b. 1802)
  • 1880Edward Middleton Barry, English architect and academic, co-designed the Halifax Town Hall and the Royal Opera House (b. 1830)
  • 1901Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (b. 1813)
  • 1910Thomas Crapper, English plumber and businessman (b. 1836)
  • 1919Endre Ady, Hungarian poet and journalist (b. 1877)
  • 1921Maurice Buckley, Australian sergeant (b. 1891)
  • 1922Nellie Bly, American journalist and author (b. 1864)
  • 1927Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevičius, Lithuanian bishop (b. 1871)
  • 1931Nishinoumi Kajirō II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 25th Yokozuna (b. 1880)
  • 1940Isaac Babel, Russian short story writer, journalist, and playwright (b. 1894)
  • 1942Kaarel Eenpalu, Estonian journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1888)
  • 1951Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Finnish field marshal and politician, 6th President of Finland (b. 1867)
  • 1956Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor and director (b. 1890)
  • 1961Bernard Friedberg, Austrian scholar and author (b. 1876)
  • 1963John Farrow, Australian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1904)
  • 1965Abraham Walkowitz, American painter (b. 1878)
  • 1967Roger B. Chaffee, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1935)
  • 1967 – Gus Grissom, American pilot and astronaut (b. 1926)
  • 1967 – Alphonse Juin, Algerian-French general (b. 1888)
  • 1967 – Luigi Tenco, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 1967 – Edward Higgins White, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)
  • 1970Rocco D'Assunta, Italian actor, comedian and playwright (b. 1904)
  • 1971Jacobo Árbenz, Guatemalan captain and politician, President of Guatemala (b. 1913)
  • 1972Richard Courant, German-American mathematician and academic (b. 1888)
  • 1972 – Mahalia Jackson, American singer (b. 1911)
  • 1973William Nolde, American colonel (b. 1929)
  • 1974Georgios Grivas, Cypriot general (b. 1898)
  • 1975Bill Walsh, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1913)
  • 1983Louis de Funès, French actor and screenwriter (b. 1914)
  • 1986Lilli Palmer, German-American actress (b. 1914)
  • 1987Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian animator and director (b. 1914)
  • 1988Massa Makan Diabaté, Malian historian, author, and playwright (b. 1938)
  • 1989Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (b. 1918)
  • 1989 – Thomas Sopwith, English ice hockey player and pilot (b. 1888)
  • 1993André the Giant, French wrestler and actor (b. 1946)
  • 1994Claude Akins, American actor (b. 1918)
  • 1996Ralph Yarborough, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1903)
  • 2000Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1930)
  • 2003Henryk Jabłoński, Polish historian and politician, President of Poland (b. 1909)
  • 2004Salvador Laurel, Filipino lawyer and politician, 10th Vice President of the Philippines (b. 1928)
  • 2004 – Jack Paar, American talk show host and author (b. 1918)
  • 2005Shah A M S Kibria, Bangladeshi economist and politician (b. 1931)
  • 2006Gene McFadden, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1948)
  • 2006 – Johannes Rau, German journalist and politician, 8th President of Germany (b. 1931)
  • 2007Yang Chuan-kwang, Taiwanese decathlete, long jumper, and hurdler (b. 1933)
  • 2008Suharto, Indonesian general and politician, 2nd President of Indonesia (b. 1921)
  • 2008 – Gordon B. Hinckley, American religious leader and author, 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1910)
  • 2008 – Louie Welch, American businessman and politician, 54th Mayor of Houston (b. 1918)
  • 2009John Updike, American novelist, short story writer, and critic (b. 1932)
  • 2009 – R. Venkataraman, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th President of India (b. 1910)
  • 2010Zelda Rubinstein, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 2010 – J. D. Salinger, American soldier and author (b. 1919)
  • 2010 – Ajmer Singh, Indian sprinter and academic (b. 1940)
  • 2010 – Howard Zinn, American historian, author, and activist (b. 1922)
  • 2011Charlie Callas, American comedian and musician (b. 1927)
  • 2012Greg Cook, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1946)
  • 2012 – Ted Dicks, English composer and screenwriter (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Jeannette Hamby, American nurse and politician (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Hermano Pablo, Puerto Rican-American evangelist (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Kevin White, American politician, 51st Mayor of Boston (b. 1929)
  • 2013Ivan Bodiul, Ukrainian-Russian politician (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Stanley Karnow, American journalist and historian (b. 1925)
  • 2014Pete Seeger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and activist (b. 1919)
  • 2014 – Epimaco Velasco, Japanese lawyer and politician, Governor of Cavite (b. 1935)
  • 2014 – Paul Zorner, German soldier and pilot (b. 1920)
  • 2015Rocky Bridges, American baseball player and coach (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Suzette Haden Elgin, American linguist and author (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – David Landau, English-Israeli journalist (b. 1947)
  • 2015 – Joseph Rotman, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1935)
  • 2015 – Charles Hard Townes, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  • 2015 – Larry Winters, American wrestler and trainer (b. 1956)
  • 2016Carlos Loyzaga, Filipino basketball player and coach (b. 1930)

Holidays and observances[]

  • Christian feast day:
    • Angela Merici
    • Blessed Paul Joseph Nardini
    • Devota (Public holiday in Monaco)
    • Enrique de Ossó y Cercelló
    • John Chrysostom (translation of relics) (Lutheran, Eastern Orthodox)
    • Sava (Working holiday in Serbia)
    • January 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Day of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad (Russia)
  • Liberation of the remaining inmates of Auschwitz-related observances:
    • Holocaust Memorial Day (UK)
    • Holocaust Remembrance Day (Sweden)
    • International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    • Memorial Day (Italy)
    • Memorial Day for the Victims of the Holocaust and Prevention of Crimes against Humanity (Czech Republic)
    • Memorial Day for the Victims of National Socialism (Germany)
    • National Holocaust Memorial Day (Greece)
    • Holocaust Remembrance Day (Estonia)
  • Family Literacy Day (Canada)

External links[]

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