On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1967

Historical Events


USAApollo 1 Fire

A fire in the Apollo 1 Command Module kills astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger B. Chaffee during a launch rehearsal

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The command module of Apollo 1 the day after the fatal fire that killed 3 astronauts
The command module of Apollo 1 the day after the fatal fire that killed 3 astronauts
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  • New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker)
  • The Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
  • Treaty signed banning military use of nuclear weapons in space

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Oglesby, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • Bobby Deol, Indian actor
  • Byron Mann, Hong Kong actor
  • Carrington Garland, actress (Kelly Capwell-Santa Barbara), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dave Manson, Prince Albert, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Laura Golarsa, Italian tennis star
  • Sue Palmer, Collingwood Ontario, cyclist (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Alphonse Juin, French marshal, dies at 78
  • Edward Higgins White II, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), dies at 36
  • Roger B Chaffee, astronaut, dies at 31 in Apollo I fire
  • Virgil Grissom, US Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut (Mercury-Redstone 4, Gemini 3, Apollo 1), dies at 40 in Apollo 1 fire
1967 Highlights

About January 27, 1967

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius