On This Day

Historical Events on January 27 (Part 2)

Sports History

2013 Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament

  • 2013 Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
  • 2013 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 62-35; MVP: Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings, TE

Australian Men's Tennis Open

2013 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins Open era record 4th Australian crown; beats Andy Murray of Scotland 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2

  • 2013 29th Sundance Film Festival: "Fruitvale Station", directed by Ryan Coogler, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2016 On This Day receives its second substantial face-lift, courtesy of a fresh new website design and brand by design studio Fhoke. Dedicated history and film and television channels are launched alongside the new design.

Historic Event

2017 Donald Trump issues executive order banning travel to the US for 7 mostly Muslim countries and suspending admission for refugees

  • 2018 Bomb in an ambulance kills over 100 people in Kabul, Taliban claim responsibility
  • 2018 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 to win her first Grand Slam title
  • 2019 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković of Serbia wins his record 7th Australian singles title; beats Spaniard Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

NFL Pro Bowl

2019 NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL: AFC beats NFC, 26-7: MVPs: Patrick Mahomes, KC Chiefs, QB; Jamal Adams, NY Jets, S

  • 2019 Two bombs at a Roman Catholic cathedral on Jolo Island, southern, Philippines kills 20, Islamic State claims responsibility
  • 2019 Tornado strikes Havana, Cuba, killing three and injuring 172
  • 2019 Landslide kills 15 at a wedding party in a hotel in Abancay, Peru
  • 2020 Former king of Belgium, Albert II admits fathering a child after DNA tests confirm paternity