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January 27th In Pop Culture History

1606 - The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators began for the Gunpowder Plot, ending with their execution on January 31.

1888 - The National Geographic Society was established.

1945 - 60th Army First Ukrainian Front soldiers opened the gates of Auschwitz Concentration Camp, liberating the remaining 7,000 prisoners, mostly ill and dying. In 2005 the United Nations declared 27 January as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

1962 - #1 Hit January 27, 1962 - February 16, 1962: Joey Dee and the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1

1967 - Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee were killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

January 27, 1970 Birthday (fictional) Dwight Schrute, The Office, TV

1970 - James M. Schlatter received a patent (#3492131) for 'Peptide Sweetening Agents' later marketed as NutraSweet.

1973 - #1 Hit January 27, 1973 - February 2, 1973: Stevie Wonder - Superstition

1977 - Roots mini-series began on ABC.

1984 - Michael Jackson's hair caught fire during filming for Pepsi commercial.

1984 - The Lonely Guy & Broadway Danny Rose were released in theaters.

2006 - Big Momma's House 2 & Nanny McPhee debuted in theaters.

2010 - Steve Jobs unveiled Apple's latest product, a tablet PC called the iPad, at a press conference in San Francisco.

January 27th Celebrity Birthdays

Famous Last Words...

Mimi Rogers (1956)
Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Alan Cumming (1965)
Bridget Fonda (1964)
Donna Reed (1921-1986)
Donna Reed (1921)
Sabu (1924)
Troy Donahue (1936)
"That's odd..."

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