What Happened on January 27, 1850

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward J. Smith, English captain of the Titanic (d. 1912)

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

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