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 This day in History - January 27
427 Historic Events for January 27
1973

Eddie Davis, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)

Birth
1973

Margot Bourgeois, Miss Universe-3rd place (Trinidad and Tobago, 1997)

Birth
1973

William Rogers and Nguyen Duy Trinh sign US-N Vietnam treaty

Event
1974

"Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 320 performances

Event
1974

Georgios Grivas, Greek gen/oppos leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75

Death
1974

Paula Ludwig, writer, dies at 74

Death
1975

Chaminda Vaas, brilliant Sri Lankan cricket pace bowler (1994- )

Birth
1976

Viv Richards scores his 1st Test century against Australia

Event
1976

"Laverne and Shirley" spinoff from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV

Event
1976

Morocco-Algeria battles in Westerly Sahara

Event
1976

9th ABA All-Star Game: Denver 144 beats ABA 138 at Denver

Event
1976

Rhett Warrener, Shaunavon, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)

Birth
1976

Mike Ferrier, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam, Salernitana)

Birth
1976

Haimish Karrasch, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1977

1st broadcast of "Roots" mini-series on ABC TV

Event
1977

Walter Baldwin, actor (Gay Amigo), dies at 88

Death
1977

Pres Carter pardons most Vietnam War draft evaders (10,000)

Event
1978

Marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87

Death
1978

Oscar Homolka, actor (7 Year Itch, Ball of Fire), dies at 79

Death
1979

Jessica Lynn Ferdinand, Miss New York Teen USA (1997)

Birth
1979

36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight and Jane Fonda

Event
1979

Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)

Event
1980

"Comin' Uptown" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 45 perfs

Event
1980

NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 37-27

Event
1981

Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58), dies at 78

Death