On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1944

Historical Events

Sports History

Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves

Siege of Leningrad

Siege of Leningrad lifted by the Soviets after 880 days and more than 2 million Russians killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Coyne, English musician, born in Derby (d. 2004)
  • Nick Mason, British progressive rock drummer (Pink Floyd), born in Birmingham, England
  • Peter Akinola, Nigerian religious leader
1944 Highlights

About January 27, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius