On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1954

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

American boxer Archie Moore beats Joey Maxim in 15-round unanimous decision to retain his world light heavyweight title at the Orange Bowl, Miami; last of famous trilogy of fights, all won by Moore

Famous Birthdays

  • Joko Ninomiya, Japanese martial artist, born in Yawatahama, Ehime, Japan
  • Peter Laird, American comic-book artist (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), born in North Adams, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Paul-Marie Masson, French musicologist (L’Opéra de Rameau), and composer, dies at 71
1954 Highlights

About January 27, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius