On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1850

Famous Birthdays

Edward Smith

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

  • John Collier, English painter (Lady Godiva) and writer, born in Paddington, England (d. 1934)

Samuel Gompers

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


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? 171 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius