What Happened on January 27, 1955

Historical Events

  • 1955 NFL Draft: George Shaw from University of Oregon first pick by Baltimore Colts
  • Albert Hague and Arnold Horwitt's musical "Plain and Fancy", about an Amish wedding, opens at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC; runs for 476 performances

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
Born in 1955

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Penzoldt, writer, dies

About January 27, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Finger Of Suspicion - Dickie Valentine with The Stargazers