On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1927

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson wins his only home title; beats countryman John Hawkes 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16, 6-3
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Melbourne: Esna Boyd wins title after 5 consecutive runner-up finishes; 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