The 27t o Januar is the 27t day o the year in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 338 days ti come (339 in lowp years).
- 1695 - Mustafa II becomes Ottoman Sultan.
- 1880 - Thomas Edison receives a patent for the incandescent lamp.
- 1918 - The Finnish Ceevil War stairts.
- 1926 − John Logie Baird demonstrates the first televeesion braidcast.
- 1927 - Ibn Saud taks the teetle "King o Nejd".
- 1943 - Warld War II: American forces carry oot an air raid on the German ceety o Wilhelmshaven.
- 1944 - Warld War II: End o the 900-day Siege o Leningrad.
- 1945 - Auschwitz concentration camp is liberatit frae the Nazis bi the Red Airmy.
- 1967 - A fire on the Apollo 1 spacecraft kills aw 3 astronauts on baird.
- 1973 - The Paris Peace Accords offeecially end the Vietnam War.
- 1980 - Robert Mugabe returns tae then-Rhodesie (nou Zimbabwe) efter five year o exile.
- 1991 - Boris Becker becomes the first German tae reach the men's nummer ane rankin in tennis.
- 1996 - Germany observes a Day o Remembrance for Veectims o the Holocaust for the first time.
- 2002 - A fire at an ile storage facility in Lagos, Nigerie, kills ower 1,100 fowk.
- 2006 - Manuel Zelaya becomes Preses o Honduras.
- 2010 - Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes Preses o Honduras.
- 2013 - A nicht club fire in Santa Maria, Soothren Brazil, kills 242 fowk.
- 2018 - A shuitin at a nichtclub in Fortaleza, Brazil, kills 14 fowk.
- 2018 - A bomb attack in Kabul kills ower 100 fowk.
- 2019 - Twa bombs explode at a kirk service in Jolo, Mindanao, Philippines, killin 18 fowk.
- 2019 - Novak Djokovic wins a record 7t Australian Open singles teetle, defeatin Rafael Nadal in straicht sets.
- 2020 - COVID-19 pandemic: Cambodie, Germany an Sri Lanka confirm their first recordit COVID-19 cases.
- 1571 - Abbas I o Persie (d. 1629)
- 1756 − Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrick componer (d. 1791)
- 1775 - Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, German philosopher (d. 1854)
- 1832 - Lewis Carroll, Inglis writer, poet an mathemateecian (d. 1898)
- 1850 - Edward Smith, Inglis captain, o the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)
- 1859 - Wilhelm II, German Emperor (d. 1942)
- 1871 - Samuel Peploe, Scots penter (d. 1935)
- 1873 - Archie Montgomery, Scots fitbawer (d. 1922)
- 1893 - Soong Ching-ling, Cheenese politeecian (d. 1981)
- 1924 - Rauf Denktash, Turkis Cypriot politeecian (d. 2012)
- 1936 - Barry Barish, American pheesicist
- 1936 - Samuel C. C. Ting, American pheesicist
- 1942 - Tasuku Honjo, Japanese immunologist
- 1944 - Mairead Maguire, Northren Erse peace activist
- 1948 - Mikhail Baryshnikov, Latvian-American dancer an choreographer
- 1950 - Alex Norton, Scots actor
- 1955 - John Roberts, Chief Juistice o the Unitit States
- 1964 - Bridget Fonda, American actress
- 1965 - Alan Cumming, Scots-American actor, director, producer an writer
- 1969 - Patton Oswalt, American actor an comedian
- 1979 - Rosamund Pike, Inglis actress
- 1980 - Marat Safin, Roushie tennis player
- 1983 - Douglas Ross, Scots politeecian
- 1988 - Iain Stirling, Scots comedian, writer an telly presenter
- 98 - Nerva, Roman Emperor (b. 35)
- 1731 - Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker (b. 1655)
- 1851 - John James Audubon, American airtist (b. 1785)
- 1872 - William Baird, Scots medicinar an zoologist (b. 1803)
- 1901 - Giuseppe Verdi, Italian componer (b. 1813)
- 1967 - Astronauts in Apollo 1 fire:
- 1987 - Norman McLaren, Scots-Canadian animator, director an producer (b. 1914)
- 2004 - Rikki Fulton, Scots comedian an actor (b. 1924)
- 2006 - Johannes Rau, Preses o Germany (b. 1931)
- 2008 - Suharto, 2nt Preses o Indonesie (b. 1921)
- 2009 - John Updike, American writer (b. 1932)
- 2010 - J. D. Salinger, American writer (b. 1919)
- 2014 - Pete Seeger, American sangster, sangwriter an activist (b. 1919)
- 2015 - Charles H. Townes, American pheesicist (b. 1915)
- 2018 - Ingvar Kamprad, Swadish businessman an foonder o IKEA (b. 1926)
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