Today in History for 27th January 2020

Historical Events

1924 – Clas Thunberg of Finland claims 3 gold medals in one day when he wins the 1,500m, 10,000m and all-round speed skating events at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; won 5,000m the day before
1961 – “Sing Along with Mitch” [Miller] premieres on NBC TV
1963 – Yevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec
1982 – Roberto S. Cordova installed as President of Honduras
1985 – 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth
2013 – Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament

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Famous Birthdays

1918 – Elmore James, musician (Dust My Broom)
1944 – Peter Akinola, Nigerian religious leader
1961 – Martin Degville, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
1969 – Michael Kulas, Canadian singer (James)
1987 – Lily Donaldson, British model
1987 – Katy Rose, American pop singer

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Famous Deaths

1802 – Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, composer, dies at 42
1851 – Karl Moser, German composer, dies at 77
1956 – Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor, dies
1986 – Lilli Palmer [Peiser], German actress (Cloak and Dagger, Anastasia: The Czar’s Last Daughter), dies from abdominal cancer at 71
1987 – Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian film animator and director, dies at 72
1996 – Julian W. Hill, American research chemist (developed nylon), dies at 91

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