On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1955

Historical Events

  • "Plain & Fancy" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 476 performances
  • 1955 NFL Draft: George Shaw from University of Oregon first pick by Baltimore Colts

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Stuart, British author
  • Brian Engblom, Canadian NHL hockey player, 1975-87 (Montreal Canadiens, and 4 other teams), and TV broadcaster, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • John G Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Koji Ushikubo, Japanese racing driver
  • Richard Young, American country singer (Kentucky Headhunters - "Davy Crockett"), born in Glasgow, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Penzoldt, writer, dies
1955 Highlights

About January 27, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius