Today in History - January 27th

  • 1870 - On this day in history, Kappa Alpha Theta, the first women's sorority, was started at Indiana Asbury University in Greencastle. 
  • 1888 - The National Geographic was founded in Washington, DC. 
  • 1927 - Today in history, United Independent Broadcasters Inc. started a radio network with contracts with 16 stations, known later in time as Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). 
  • 1945 - Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland.
  • 1967 - On this day in history, more than 60 nations signed the Outer Space Treaty which banned the orbiting of nuclear weapons or the storing of nuclear arms on outer-space stations.
  • 1973 - The Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris. 
  • 1977 - Today in history, The Vatican reiterated the Roman Catholic Church's ban on female priests. 
  • 1997 - It was revealed that French national museums were holding nearly 2,000 works of art stolen from Jews by the Nazi Regime during World War II. 
  • 1998 - On this day in history, Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared on NBC's "Today" show. She charged that the accusations against her husband were part of a "vast right-wing conspiracy."
  • 1999 - The Senate blocked dismissal of the impeachment case against President Clinton and voted for new testimony from Monica Lewinsky and two other witnesses. 
  • 2010 - Today in history, Apple unveiled the "iPad."

SCIENCE, DISCOVERIES, PATENTS - Today in History, January 27th

  • 1880 - Thomas Edison patented the electric incandescent lamp. 
  • 1926 - On this day in history, John Baird publicly showed a pictorial transmission machine called television. 
  • 1948 - The Wire Recording Corporation of America revealed the first magnetic tape recorder.

SPORTS - Today in History, January 27th

  • 1984 - Today in history, Wayne Gretzky set a NHL record for consecutive game scoring.  
  • 1992 - Former world boxing champion Mike Tyson went on trial for allegedly raping an 18-year-old. 

MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, January 27th

  • 1756 - On this day in history, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. 
  • 1956 - Elvis Presley released "Heartbreak Hotel." 
  • 1958 - Today in history, Little Richard entered Oakwood College in Huntsville, AL. 
  • 1961 - Soprano Leontyne Price debuted at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. 
  • 1968 - On this day in history, The Bee Gees made their US debut with a concert at the Anaheim Convention Center. 
  • 1971 - David Bowie arrived for his first visit to the United States. He did not perform, but received a lot of publicity for his wardrobe of dresses, which he wore in Texas and Louisiana. 


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756
  • Lewis Carroll 1832
  • William Randolph Hearst Jr. 1908
  • Troy Donahue 1936
  • Milkail Baryshnikov 1948 
  • Bridget Fonda 1964