On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

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

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