Today is the 27th day of 2016 and the 37th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1924, the body of Vladimir Lenin was placed in a tomb in Moscow's Red Square.
In 1944, the German siege of Leningrad ended after 872 days.
In 1945, Soviet forces liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp in Germany.
In 1967, astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward H. White II and Roger B. Chaffee died in a cabin fire during a launchpad test of the Apollo 1 command module.
In 1973, the Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris by delegations representing the United States, North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), composer; Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), writer; Donna Reed (1921-1986), actress; Mordecai Richler (1931-2001), author; James Cromwell (1940- ), actor; Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948- ), dancer; John G. Roberts Jr. (1955- ), chief justice of the United States; Cris Collinsworth (1959- ), football player/sportscaster; Keith Olbermann (1959- ), TV personality; Bridget Fonda (1964- ), actress; Alan Cumming (1965- ), actor; Patton Oswalt (1969- ), actor/comedian.
TODAY'S FACT: The U.S. Supreme Court decided 74 cases during the 2014-2015 term. Eighteen were 5-4 decisions.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1991, the New York Giants won Super Bowl XXV, defeating the Buffalo Bills 20-19 when Bills kicker Scott Norwood's 47-yard field goal attempt in the final seconds sailed wide right. The loss was the first of four consecutive Super Bowl losses for the Bills.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "I was a voracious reader, but you would be mistaken if you took that as evidence of my quality." -- Mordecai Richler, "Barney's Version"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 94.3 million -- estimated population of Vietnam in mid-2015.
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Jan. 23) and last quarter moon (Jan. 31).