Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born.He was an Austrian musician and one of the most influential composers of the classical era.
January 27, 1836
Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch is born. Masoch was an Austrian writer and journalist. The term masochism is derived from his name.
January 27, 1901
Giuseppe Verdi dies. He was an Italian composer and one of the most influential composers mainly of opera of the 19th c.
January 27, 1983
Louis de Funes dies. A French actor mainly comedian.