On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 ice hockey player
  • John G Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Koji Ushikubo, Japanese racing driver
  • Richard Young, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), born in Glasgow, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Penzoldt, writer, dies