On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1850

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestEdward Smith

Edward Smith, English naval captain of the RMS Titanic, born in Hanley, Staffordshire (d. 1912)

Captain of the Titanic Edward Smith
Captain of the Titanic
Edward Smith
  • John Collier, English painter (Lady Godiva) and writer, born in Paddington, England (d. 1934)

Person of interestSamuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers, American labor union leader (American Federation of Labor), born in London, England (d. 1924)

Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers
Founder of the American Federation of Labor
Samuel Gompers

Famous Deaths

  • J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/writer, dies at 85
  • Philipp Roth, composer, dies at 70
1850 Highlights

About January 27, 1850

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 170 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius