On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1942

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • John Witherspoon, American actor (Friday), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • 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)
1942 Highlights

About January 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius