On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore

Famous Birthdays

  • Joko Ninomiya, Japanese martial artist
  • Kimberly J "Kim" Hughes, Australian cricketer
  • Peter Laird, American comic-book artist

Famous Deaths

  • Paul-Marie Masson, French composer, dies at 71