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 This day in History - January 27
427 Historic Events for January 27
1943

1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)

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1944

Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed

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1944

Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, and Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves

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1944

Kevin Coyne, rocker

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1945

Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, North Irish peace activist (Nobel 1976)

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1945

Nick Mason, rock drummer (Pink Floyd-Money)

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1945

Nicholas Berkeley Mason, drummer (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)

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1945

Wally van Hall, "banker in defiance," arrested

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1945

S Romberg, HandD Fields' musical premieres in NYC

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1945

Russia liberates Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland)

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1945

Nazi occupiers forbid food transport to West (The Netherlands)

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1946

Kim Gardner, England, rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner and Dyke)

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1947

Nedra Telley, NYC, vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Little Baby)

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1948

1st tape recorder sold

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1948

Chuck Larsen, rocker (Snuff)

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1948

Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riga Latvia, ballet dancer (That's Dancing)

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1948

1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates

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1949

Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China

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1949

Lifford, Viscount

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1949

Boris Asafiev, composer, dies at 64

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1950

2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show and Texaco Star Theater win

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1951

Brian Downey, rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town)

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1951

Seth Justman, Wash DC, rock keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)

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1951

Scott Lane, NYC, actor (Gary-McKeever and the Colonel)

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1951

"Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances

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