Historical Events for 27th January 2019

672 – St Vitalian ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1927 – Australian Championships Men’s Tennis: Gerald Patterson wins his only home title; beats countryman John Hawkes 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16, 6-3
1934 – Australian Championships Men’s Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry wins his only Australian title; beats Jack Crawford of Australia 6-3, 7-5, 6-1
1961 – Australian Championships Women’s Tennis: Margaret Court retains title; repeat of previous year’s final beating Jan Lehane O’Neill 6-1, 6-4
1967 – The Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
1972 – Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers shot dead by IRA in an attack on their patrol car in the Creggan Road, Derry
1979 – 36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight and Jane Fonda win
1982 – Mauno Koivisto installed as President of Finland
1992 – Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty)
2013 – 7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey

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