On This Day: January 27th
This is 27th day of the year and 338 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—21 Shevat 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 22nd day of the 12th month of 4716 (Wu Xu)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
The Russians liberated Auschwitz concentration camp, where the Nazis had killed over 1.5 million people, including over 1 million Jews.
1756–1791, Austrian Composer.
John G. Roberts, Jr.jurist
Frank Millerartist, writer
Trickysinger, music producer
Samuel C.C. Tingphysicist
Samuel Gomperslabor leader
Hyman G. Rickoveradmiral
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.