On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1945

Historical Events

  • Nazi occupiers forbid food transport to West (The Netherlands)
  • S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camps in Poland

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • Wally van Hall, Dutch banker and resistance leader, arrested

Famous Birthdays

  • Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader (d. 2005)
  • Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, North Irish peace activist (Nobel 1976)

Famous Deaths

  • Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian, dies at 43
  • Gideon Klein, Moravian pianist and composer, dies in a Nazi labor camp at 26 (date approximate)
1945 Highlights

About January 27, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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