On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Nazi occupiers forbid food transport to West (The Netherlands)
  • S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in NYC
  • Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camps in Poland
  • 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