On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • -19°F (-27.4°C), Netherland's coldest day since 1850

Famous Birthdays

  • John Witherspoon, American actor
  • Petr Kotik, Czech composer, born in Prague
  • Tasuku Honjo, Japanese immunologist (Nobel Prize for medicine 2018), born in Kyoto, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Kaarel Eenpalu, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1888)