On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1556

Historical Events

  • Willem of Orange becomes a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece

Famous Birthdays

  • Abbas I, "the Great," shah of Persia (1587-1629)
1556 Highlights

About January 27, 1556

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 464 years and 9 months
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius