What Happened on January 27, 1927

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 20th Men's Australian Championships: Gerald Patterson beats John Hawkes (3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16, 6-3)
  • 20th Women's Australian Championships: Esna Boyd beats Sylvia Lance Harper (5-7, 6-1, 6-2)

Famous Birthdays

  • Doretta Morrow, American actress (Because You're Mine), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Joe Perry, AAFC/NFL Hall of Fame fullback (SF 49ers, Balt Colts)
  • Michael Craig [Gregson], American actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror), born in Poona, British India
  • Nancy Dickerson, pioneering American radio and TV journalist (NBC, CBS), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevičius (Matulewicz), Lithuanian bishop
  • Georgios Grivas, Cyprus-born general in the Greek Army