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January 27: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Facts & Historic Events That Happened on January 27

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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 in 2023.

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 fun & interesting facts about January 27th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on January 27 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2024

Icon of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world, embarked on its maiden voyage from Miami.

With 20 decks and the ability to hold 7,600 passengers, the new supersized cruise ship was quickly christened the “Human Lasagne” by social media. At 1,198 feet (365 meters) long, it’s longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall!

2017

President Donald Trump banned citizens of seven countries from entering the US.

OTD in 2017: President Donald Trump banned citizens of 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.

2010

Steve Jobs announced the Apple iPad, the company’s most advanced piece of technology at the time.

1996

Germany first observed the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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.

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 Births

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

Age:

26 years old

Born In:

Virginia, USA

1979

Rosamund Pike

British

Actress

Rosamund Pike

Age:

45 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 Deaths

Unfortunately, January 27th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…

1946

1993

André the Giant

French

Wrestler

André the Giant

1946

1993

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.

Died On:

Jan 27, 1993 (Age 46)

Died In:

Paris, France

Quotes

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

1994

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

Kurt Cobain

American Singer

1783

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

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

American Polymath

Special Holidays

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

January 27: World Breast Pumping Day
International

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
United States

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!

THe Fact Site’s

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.

Birthday & Zodiac

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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