What Happened on January 27, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves
  • Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days at the loss of 600,000 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Coyne, English musician, born in Derby (d. 2004)
  • Nicholas Berkeley Mason, drummer (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
  • Peter Akinola, Nigerian religious leader