January 27: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, January 27, 1984, Michael Jackson's hair caught fire while filming a Pepsi commercial?

January 27th celebrates World Breast Pumping Day and Chocolate Cake Day.

We’re now on day 27 of the year, and have 338 days left.

Is today a special day for you, or maybe you just want to learn about January 27? Well here we have some truly amazing facts, figures and historic events that all happened on this day throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1984, Michael Jackson’s hair caught fire while filming a Pepsi commercial? He was paid $1.5 million in compensation.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 27th in history!

What Events Happened On January 27 In History?

2017 President Donald Trump banned seven countries from entering the US.

OTD in 2017: President Donald Trump banned seven countries from entering the US.

The "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" has been open to many challenges as the countries banned were predominantly Muslim.

1996 Germany first observed the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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1984 Michael Jackson’s hair caught fire while filming a Pepsi commercial in front of 3,000 fans.

The accident happened when a firework display sent sparks flying behind him.

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1973 The Vietnam War officially ended, for the US at least, after the Paris Peace Accords were signed.

OTD in 1973: The Vietnam War officially ended

While this was the last day of fighting for US troops in Vietnam, the peace between North and South Vietnam lasted less than one day. It took another two years of fighting before North Vietnam conquered South Vietnam.

1967 The Outer Space Treaty was signed to prevent the use of nuclear weapons being utilized in space.

1967 Apollo 1 test launch failed, and astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger B. Chaffee all died.


1951 The first of 126 nuclear tests started at the Nevada Test Site.

OTD in 1951: The first of 126 nuclear tests started at the Nevada Test Site.

They called the first device "Able," and it was a one kiloton blast that landed on a dry lakebed at Frenchman Flat. It took over 100 tests at the site before people saw the terrible effects the experiments were having on the locals.


1944 Leningrad’s siege by Germans ended in the wake of 650,000 perished citizens.

The siege lasted 872 days, making it one of the longest blockades in history. It was possibly one of the most destructive and costliest too.

1941 Peruvian ambassador Ricardo Rivera-Schreiber gave a warning that Japan would attack Pearl Harbor.

1926 The theory of Wave Mechanics by physicist Erwin Schrödinger was first taught in lectures.

Wave Mechanics is a method of analysis of the behavior of atomic phenomena with particles represented by wave equations.


1916 The UK Parliament passed the Military Service Act of 1916, introducing conscription in the UK.

1880 A patent for his electric lamp invention was given to Thomas Edison.

OTD in 1880: A patent for his electric lamp invention was given to Thomas Edison.

1591 Scottish schoolmaster Dr. John Fian who had “a pact with the devil,” was found guilty of witchcraft.

Upon his conviction, Fian was horrifically tortured, strangled to death then burned.

Famous Quotes Said On January 27

Here we have the most notable quotes that have been spoken throughout history on January 27th.


“I’ve never been more confused in my life, but at the same time I’ve never been more satisfied with what we’ve done.”

– Kurt Cobain


“All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischieveous ones.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Famous People Born On January 27

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Lewis Carroll? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Austrian Composer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Died On:
Dec 5, 1791 (Age 35)
Born In:
Salzburg, Austria

1998 Devin Druid

American Actor

Devin Druid
25 years old
Born In:
Virginia, USA

1979 Rosamund Pike

British Actress

Rosamund Pike
44 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1832 Lewis Carroll

English Writer

Lewis Carroll
Died On:
Jan 14, 1898 (Age 65)
Born In:
England, UK

Famous People Who Died On This Day

1946 - 1993 André the Giant

André the Giant

André the Giant was a French wrestler born on May 19, 1946. He died on this day in 1993, at age 46 in Paris, France.

Special Holidays On January 27

Here are some unusual holidays that are celebrated on this day.

January 27: World Breast Pumping Day

World Breast Pumping Day

Many new mothers around the globe have to produce and pump milk for their babies continually, and it’s both time-consuming and tiring. So today is World Breast Pumping Day and is a day to acknowledge the effort needed to keep babies fed and happy.

January 27: National Chocolate Cake Day

National Chocolate Cake Day

Whether you bake up a storm or go for a sweet treat at your local cafe or restaurant, today you’ve got a great excuse to indulge your sweet tooth. Chocolate Cake Day is as sweet as it sounds; just remember to share some cake with your friends!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

IKEA is an acronym that stands for Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, the founder’s name, the farm where he grew up, and his hometown.

January 27 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

If you were born on January 27th, your star sign is Aquarius.

Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius.

If your birthday is in January, your birthstone is the Garnet. This rich gem is thought to provide the wearer protection on their journey through life.

If you were born on January 27, your estimated date of conception would be May 6 in the previous year.

Babies conceived on January 27th, 2023, will be due around October 20th, 2023.

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