On This Day

January 27, 1967 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • A fire in the Apollo I Command Module kills astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee during a launch rehearsal
  • Treaty signed banning military use of nuclear weapons in space

Deaths in History

  • 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, U.S. Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut (Mercury-Redstone 4, Gemini 3, Apollo 1), dies at 40
  • Virgil I (Gus) Grissom, astronaut, dies at 40 in Apollo I fire