On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1944

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel

Soviet UnionSiege of Leningrad

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

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Two young girls help assemble Soviet submachine guns during the Siege of Leningrad
Two young girls help assemble Soviet submachine guns during the Siege of Leningrad
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Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Coyne, English musician, born in Derby (d. 2004)
  • Nick Mason, English 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? 76 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius