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Today is Wednesday, January 27th,  the 27th day of the year. There are 338

John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Chocolate Cake Day, Punch the Clock Day


Bobby "Blue" Bland

Bobby “Blue” Bland

Roy Fegan, 60, actor

Vincent Herbert, 52, music producer

Bryant Young, 49, football player


Fritz Pollard, 127, early African American football player (d. 1986)

Bobby “Blue” Bland, 93, blues singer (d. 2013)

John Witherspoon, 79, actor (d. 2019)


Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson, 1972,  gospel singer (b. 1912)

Gene McFadden, 2006, singer/songwriter (b. 1948)


1825 – U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day

Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Native

Americans on the “Trail of Tears.”

1961 – Leontyne Price debuted with the Metropolitan Opera.

Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton

1984 – Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial.

1986 – 13th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis &

Crystal Gayle.

1992 – Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty).

1997 – 24th American Music Award: Toni Braxton & Alanis Morrissette win.


Being an Aquarius born on January 27th, your adaptability and originality are amongst your most well known qualities. You thrive in all new situations, as you are excited with prospect of new environments and people. Your social nature allows you to display your unique personality in a charming and appealing way, which explains why people seem to gravitate towards you at times. Your closest friends and family may describe your interests as odd, but this is only the result of your commitment to individuality.