What happened this day in history January 27, 1974

What are the important events that happened on January 27, 1974? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 27, 1974: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 27, 1974 is the 27th day of the year 1974 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 338 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 14, 1974 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 2,141,280 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘icosiheptagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $4,062.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Tiger is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 27, 1974 Historical Events

  • 1974
    The Brisbane River breaches its banks causing the largest flood to affect the city of Brisbane in the 20th Century

Who were born on January 27, 1974?

  • 1974
    Andrei Pavel, Romanian tennis player
  • 1974
    Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1974
    Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Nordic biathlete

Who died on January 27, 1974?

  • 1974
    Georgios Grivas, Cyprus-born general in the Greek Army (b. 1898)

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