Historical Events on January 27 (Part 2)

  • 2013 A bus crash into a ravine in Serta, Portugal, kills 11 people and injures an additional 32
  • 2013 A series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan, kills 20 police officers

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 In Port Said, Egypt, protests result in 7 people being killed and 630 are injured

Sports History

2013 Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands

  • 2013 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii: NFC beats AFC, 62-35; MVP: Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings, TE
  • 2013 Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
  • 2013 The Kiss nightclub fire in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, ignited by pyrotechnics used by a performing rock band kills 245 people and injures at least 600 others; most of the deaths were from toxic smoke inhalation, the club was over capacity and had no fire exits
  • 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.

Event of Interest

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

Australian Open Women's Tennis

2018 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 to win her first Grand Slam title

  • 2018 Bomb in an ambulance kills over 100 people in Kabul, Taliban claim responsibility
  • 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
  • 2019 Landslide kills 15 at a wedding party in a hotel in Abancay, Peru

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

Biden Supreme Court Pledge

2022 US President Joe Biden pledges to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court

  • 2023 International Holocaust Remembrance Day: representatives from various countries gather at site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp; among attendees is Doug Emhoff, the first Jewish spouse of a US president or vice president [1]
  • 2023 New Zealand city of Auckland declares a state of emergency as a tropical storm brings record levels of rain, major flooding and four deaths [1]
  • 2023 Urgent search announced for tiny radioactive capsule 6mmx8mm, which dropped out of a truck somewhere along 1,400 km journey in Western Australia [1]