What Happened on January 27, 1894

Historical Events

  • 1st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
  • Midwinter Fair opens in Golden Gate Park

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Patterson, American politician and attorney, born in New Site, Alabama (d. 1954)
  • Fritz Pollard, early African American NFL star (1920-26) and coach, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
Born in 1894

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist, dies at 86

About January 27, 1894

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 129 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius