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July 27th, 2007 (July 27 2007)EventPhoenix News Helicopter Collision: News helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase; there were no survivors. This was the first known incidence of two news helicopters colliding in mid-air, and the worst civil aviation incident in Phoenix history.
July 27th, 2007 (July 27 2007)DeathLucky Grills, Australian actor (born in 1928)
July 27th, 2006 (July 27 2006)EventThe Federal Republic of Germany is deemed guilty in the loss of Bashkirian 2937 and DHL Flight 611, because it is illegal to outsource flight surveillance.
July 27th, 2006 (July 27 2006)DeathMaryann Mahaffey, American politician (born in 1925)
July 27th, 2005 (July 27 2005)EventSTS-114: NASA grounds the Space shuttle, pending an investigation of the external tank s continued foam-shedding problem. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft.
July 27th, 2005 (July 27 2005)DeathSwami Shantanand, Mahasamadhi Day, Indian Saint, Philosopher (born in 1934) Philo Quotes
July 27th, 2005 (July 27 2005)DeathMarten Toonder, Dutch comic writer (born in 1912)
July 27th, 2003 (July 27 2003)DeathVance Hartke, American politician (born in 1919)
July 27th, 2003 (July 27 2003)DeathBob Hope, English-born entertainer (born in 1903)Bob Hope Quotes
July 27th, 2002 (July 27 2002)EventUkraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history.
July 27th, 2001 (July 27 2001)DeathLeon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (born in 1952)
July 27th, 2001 (July 27 2001)DeathRhonda Singh, professional wrestler (born in 1961)
July 27th, 2000 (July 27 2000)BirthKali Rodriguez, American actress
July 27th, 2000 (July 27 2000)DeathGordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (born in 1929)
July 27th, 1999 (July 27 1999)DeathAleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (born in 1912)
July 27th, 1999 (July 27 1999)DeathSweets Edison, American jazz trumpet player (born in 1915)
July 27th, 1998 (July 27 1998)DeathBinnie Barnes, British actress (born in 1903)
July 27th, 1997 (July 27 1997)EventSi Zerrouk massacre in Algeria; about 50 people killed.
July 27th, 1996 (July 27 1996)EventCentennial Olympic Park bombing: In Atlanta, Georgia, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics, killing two and injuring 111.
July 27th, 1995 (July 27 1995)EventIn Washington, DC, the Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated.
July 27th, 1995 (July 27 1995)DeathMiklos Rozsa, Hungarian-born composer (born in 1907)
July 27th, 1994 (July 27 1994)BirthSpencer Achtymichuk, Canadian actor
July 27th, 1994 (July 27 1994)BirthPrincess Mafalda-Ceceilia of Bulgaria
July 27th, 1993 (July 27 1993)DeathReggie Lewis, American basketball player (born in 1965)
July 27th, 1992 (July 27 1992)DeathMax Dupain, Australian photographer (born in 1911)
July 27th, 1990 (July 27 1990)EventThe Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian Soviet Republic declares independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union. Until 1996 the day was celebrated as the Independence Day of Belarus; after a referendum held that year the celebration of independence was transferred to June 3.
July 27th, 1990 (July 27 1990)EventThe Jamaat al Muslimeen stage a coup d etat attempt in Trinidad and Tobago, occupying Parliament and the studios of Trinidad and Tobago Television, holding Prime Minister A. N. R. Robinson and most of his Cabinet, as well as the staff at the television station hostage for 6 days.
July 27th, 1990 (July 27 1990)BirthCheyenne Kimball, American musician
July 27th, 1990 (July 27 1990)BirthNick Hogan, American reality TV star
July 27th, 1990 (July 27 1990)BirthIndiana Evans, Australian actress Evans Quotes
July 27th, 1990 (July 27 1990)DeathBobby Day, American singer (born in 1928)
July 27th, 1989 (July 27 1989)BirthCharlotte Arnold, Canadian actress
July 27th, 1988 (July 27 1988)BirthAdam Biddle, Australian footballer
July 27th, 1988 (July 27 1988)DeathFrank Zamboni, American inventor (born in 1901)
July 27th, 1987 (July 27 1987)EventFirst expedited salvaging of Titanic wreckage begins by RMS Titanic, Inc.
July 27th, 1987 (July 27 1987)DeathTravis Jackson, baseball player (born in 1903)
July 27th, 1986 (July 27 1986)BirthCourtney Kupets, American gymnast
July 27th, 1986 (July 27 1986)BirthRyan Griffen, Australian rules footballer
July 27th, 1985 (July 27 1985)BirthLou Taylor Pucci, American actor
July 27th, 1985 (July 27 1985)DeathSmoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (born in 1889)
July 27th, 1984 (July 27 1984)DeathJames Mason, English actor (born in 1909)
July 27th, 1983 (July 27 1983)EventBlack July: 18 Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo were massacred by the Sinhalese prisoners, the second such massacre in two days.
July 27th, 1983 (July 27 1983)BirthAlsou, Russian pop-star and actress
July 27th, 1981 (July 27 1981)EventBritish television: On Coronation Street, Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Langton, which proves to be a national event, with massive viewer numbers earned for the show.
July 27th, 1981 (July 27 1981)BirthSusan King Borchardt, American basketball player
July 27th, 1981 (July 27 1981)DeathWilliam Wyler, French-born film director (born in 1902)
July 27th, 1980 (July 27 1980)BirthJulia Haworth, English actress
July 27th, 1980 (July 27 1980)BirthNick Nemeth, American professional wrestler
July 27th, 1980 (July 27 1980)BirthAllan Davis, Australian cyclist
July 27th, 1980 (July 27 1980)DeathMohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (born in 1919)
July 27th, 1979 (July 27 1979)BirthShannon Moore, American wrestler
July 27th, 1979 (July 27 1979)BirthJorge Arce, Mexican boxer
July 27th, 1978 (July 27 1978)DeathWillem van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (born in 1907)
July 27th, 1977 (July 27 1977)BirthJonathan Rhys-Meyers, Irish actor
July 27th, 1976 (July 27 1976)EventFormer Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka is arrested on suspicion of violating foreign exchange and foreign trade laws in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals.
July 27th, 1976 (July 27 1976)BirthScott Mason, Australian cricketer (died in 2005)
July 27th, 1975 (July 27 1975)BirthShea Hillenbrand, American baseball player
July 27th, 1975 (July 27 1975)BirthFred Mascherino, American musician
July 27th, 1975 (July 27 1975)BirthAlex Rodriguez, American baseball playerAlex Rodriguez Quotes
July 27th, 1975 (July 27 1975)BirthAlessandro Pistone, Italian footballer
July 27th, 1974 (July 27 1974)EventWatergate Scandal: The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment against President Richard Nixon: obstruction of justice.
July 27th, 1974 (July 27 1974)BirthEason Chan, Hong Kong singer
July 27th, 1974 (July 27 1974)BirthPete Yorn, American musicianPete Yorn Quotes
July 27th, 1973 (July 27 1973)BirthAbe Cunningham, American musician (Deftones)
July 27th, 1973 (July 27 1973)BirthErik Nijs, Belgian long jumper
July 27th, 1972 (July 27 1972)EventThe F-15 Eagle flies for the first time.
July 27th, 1972 (July 27 1972)BirthJill Arrington, American sports reporter
July 27th, 1972 (July 27 1972)BirthTakako Fuji, Japanese actress
July 27th, 1972 (July 27 1972)BirthMaya Rudolph, American actress and comedian
July 27th, 1971 (July 27 1971)DeathCharlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (born in 1924)
July 27th, 1970 (July 27 1970)BirthNikolaj Coster Waldau, Danish actor
July 27th, 1970 (July 27 1970)DeathAntonio de Oliveira Salazar, Portuguese statesman (born in 1889)
July 27th, 1969 (July 27 1969)BirthMaria Grazia Cucinotta, Italian actress
July 27th, 1969 (July 27 1969)BirthTriple H, American professional wrestler
July 27th, 1969 (July 27 1969)BirthJonty Rhodes, South African cricketer
July 27th, 1968 (July 27 1968)BirthCliff Curtis, New Zealand actor
July 27th, 1968 (July 27 1968)BirthTom Goodwin, American baseball player
July 27th, 1968 (July 27 1968)BirthJulian McMahon, Australian actor Julian Quotes
July 27th, 1968 (July 27 1968)BirthRicardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver
July 27th, 1968 (July 27 1968)DeathBabe Adams, baseball player (born in 1882)
July 27th, 1967 (July 27 1967)BirthJuliana Hatfield, American musician Julian Quotes
July 27th, 1967 (July 27 1967)BirthSasha Mitchell, American actor
July 27th, 1967 (July 27 1967)BirthKellie Waymire, American actress (died in 2003)
July 27th, 1967 (July 27 1967)BirthCraig Wolanin, Canadian ice hockey player
July 27th, 1965 (July 27 1965)BirthJose Luis Chilavert, Paraguayan footballer
July 27th, 1965 (July 27 1965)DeathHenri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (born in 1901)
July 27th, 1964 (July 27 1964)EventVietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
July 27th, 1964 (July 27 1964)BirthRex Brown, American bassist (Pantera)
July 27th, 1963 (July 27 1963)BirthDonnie Yen, Hong Kong film actor
July 27th, 1962 (July 27 1962)BirthKarl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (died in 2005)
July 27th, 1962 (July 27 1962)DeathRichard Aldington, English poet (born in 1892)
July 27th, 1962 (July 27 1962)DeathJames H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (born in 1895)Ric Berger Quotes
July 27th, 1959 (July 27 1959)BirthHugh Green, American football player
July 27th, 1959 (July 27 1959)BirthJoe DeSa, American baseball player (died in 1986)
July 27th, 1958 (July 27 1958)BirthChristopher Dean, English figure skater
July 27th, 1958 (July 27 1958)DeathClaire Chennault, American military leader (born in 1893)
July 27th, 1957 (July 27 1957)BirthBill Engvall, American comedian
July 27th, 1957 (July 27 1957)BirthMatt Osborne, American professional wrestler
July 27th, 1956 (July 27 1956)BirthCarol Leifer, American actress
July 27th, 1955 (July 27 1955)EventThe Allied occupation of Austria stemming from World War II, ends (started on May 9, 1945).
July 27th, 1955 (July 27 1955)BirthCat Bauer, American novelist
July 27th, 1955 (July 27 1955)BirthAllan Border, Australian cricketer
July 27th, 1954 (July 27 1954)BirthG. S. Bali, Indian politician
July 27th, 1954 (July 27 1954)BirthPhilippe Alliot, French racecar driver
July 27th, 1953 (July 27 1953)EventKorean War ends: The United States, People s Republic of China, and North Korea, sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, president of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
July 27th, 1953 (July 27 1953)BirthYahoo Serious, Australian comedian
July 27th, 1952 (July 27 1952)BirthHannu-Pekka Hanninen, Finnish sports commentator
July 27th, 1949 (July 27 1949)EventInitial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
July 27th, 1949 (July 27 1949)BirthAndre Dupont, Quebec ice hockey player
July 27th, 1949 (July 27 1949)BirthMaureen McGovern, American singer
July 27th, 1948 (July 27 1948)BirthBetty Thomas, American actor and film director
July 27th, 1948 (July 27 1948)BirthPeggy Fleming, American figure skater
July 27th, 1948 (July 27 1948)DeathWoolf Barnato, British racing driver (born in 1898)
July 27th, 1946 (July 27 1946)BirthRade Serbedzija, Croatian-born Serbian actor
July 27th, 1946 (July 27 1946)DeathGertrude Stein, American writer (born in 1874)Gertrude Stein Quotes
July 27th, 1944 (July 27 1944)BirthTony Capstick, English comedian (died in 2003)
July 27th, 1944 (July 27 1944)BirthJean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist
July 27th, 1944 (July 27 1944)BirthBobbie Gentry, American singer and songwriter
July 27th, 1942 (July 27 1942)BirthDennis Ralston, American tennis player
July 27th, 1942 (July 27 1942)BirthJohn Pleshette, American actor
July 27th, 1942 (July 27 1942)BirthEdith Butler, Canadian singer and songwriter
July 27th, 1941 (July 27 1941)EventJapanese troops occupy French Indo-China.
July 27th, 1941 (July 27 1941)DeathAlfred Henry O Keeffe, New Zealand artist (born in 1858)
July 27th, 1940 (July 27 1940)EventThe animated short "A Wild Hare" is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
July 27th, 1940 (July 27 1940)BirthPina Bausch, German dancer
July 27th, 1939 (July 27 1939)BirthMichael Longley, Northern Irish poet
July 27th, 1938 (July 27 1938)BirthIsabelle Aubret, French singer
July 27th, 1938 (July 27 1938)BirthGary Gygax, American role-playing game creator (died in 2008)Gary Gygax Quotes
July 27th, 1937 (July 27 1937)BirthDon Galloway, American actor
July 27th, 1936 (July 27 1936)BirthJ. Robert Hooper, American politician
July 27th, 1935 (July 27 1935)BirthBilly McCullough, Northern Irish footballer
July 27th, 1934 (July 27 1934)DeathHubert Lyautey, Frency army general and marshal (born in 1854)
July 27th, 1933 (July 27 1933)BirthTed Whitten, Australian rules footballer (died in 1995)
July 27th, 1933 (July 27 1933)BirthNick Reynolds, American folk singer
July 27th, 1931 (July 27 1931)BirthJerry Van Dyke, American actor
July 27th, 1931 (July 27 1931)BirthKhieu Samphan, Cambodian politician
July 27th, 1931 (July 27 1931)DeathAuguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (born in 1848)
July 27th, 1930 (July 27 1930)BirthShirley Williams, British politician
July 27th, 1929 (July 27 1929)BirthJack Higgins, British novelist
July 27th, 1928 (July 27 1928)EventTich Freeman becomes only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before end of July.
July 27th, 1928 (July 27 1928)BirthKarloff Lagarde, Mexican lucha libre wrestler (died in 2007)
July 27th, 1927 (July 27 1927)BirthSat Mahajan, Indian politician
July 27th, 1924 (July 27 1924)BirthVincent Canby, American film critic (died in 2000)
July 27th, 1924 (July 27 1924)DeathFerruccio Busoni, Italian pianist (born in 1866)
July 27th, 1923 (July 27 1923)BirthMasutatsu Oyama, Japanese Kyokushin founder (died in 1994)
July 27th, 1922 (July 27 1922)BirthNorman Lear, American television writer and producer
July 27th, 1922 (July 27 1922)BirthAdolfo Celi, Italian actor (died in 1986)
July 27th, 1921 (July 27 1921)EventResearchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting announce the discovery of the hormone insulin.
July 27th, 1921 (July 27 1921)BirthEmile Genest, Quebec actor (died in 2003)
July 27th, 1918 (July 27 1918)BirthLeonard Rose, American cellist (died in 1984)
July 27th, 1917 (July 27 1917)BirthBourvil, French actor (died in 1970)
July 27th, 1917 (July 27 1917)DeathEmil Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, Nobel laureate (born in 1841)
July 27th, 1916 (July 27 1916)BirthElizabeth Hardwick, American literary critic and novelist (died in 2007)Elizabeth Hardwick Quotes
July 27th, 1916 (July 27 1916)BirthKeenan Wynn, American actor (died in 1986)
July 27th, 1915 (July 27 1915)BirthMario Del Monaco, Italian singer (died in 1982)
July 27th, 1915 (July 27 1915)BirthJosef "Pips" Priller, German fighter ace (died in 1961)
July 27th, 1914 (July 27 1914)EventFelix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Filipino government.
July 27th, 1913 (July 27 1913)BirthGerard Cote, Quebec marathon runner (died in 1993)
July 27th, 1913 (July 27 1913)BirthGeorge L. Street III American Navy Submariner (died in 2000)
July 27th, 1911 (July 27 1911)BirthRayner Heppenstall, British novelist (died in 1981)
July 27th, 1910 (July 27 1910)BirthJulien Gracq, French writer (died in 2007)
July 27th, 1908 (July 27 1908)BirthJoseph Mitchell, American writer (died in 1996)
July 27th, 1906 (July 27 1906)BirthHerbert Jasper, Canadian physiologist and neurologist (died in 1999)
July 27th, 1905 (July 27 1905)BirthLeo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (died in 1991)
July 27th, 1903 (July 27 1903)BirthNikolai Cherkasov, Russian actor (died in 1966)
July 27th, 1903 (July 27 1903)BirthMichail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician (died in 2002)
July 27th, 1896 (July 27 1896)BirthHenri Longchambon, French politician (died in 1969)
July 27th, 1889 (July 27 1889)BirthVera Karalli, Russian ballerina and actress (died in 1972)
July 27th, 1886 (July 27 1886)BirthErnst May, German architect (died in 1970)
July 27th, 1883 (July 27 1883)DeathMontgomery Blair, American politician (born in 1813)
July 27th, 1882 (July 27 1882)BirthGeoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (died in 1965)
July 27th, 1881 (July 27 1881)BirthHans Fischer, German chemist, Nobel laureate (died in 1945)
July 27th, 1880 (July 27 1880)EventSecond Anglo-Afghan War: Battle of MaiwandIn a pyrrhic victory, Afghan forces led by Ayub Khan defeat the British Army in battle near Maiwand, Afghanistan.Ghani Khan Quotes
July 27th, 1879 (July 27 1879)BirthJack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (died in 1960)
July 27th, 1877 (July 27 1877)BirthErno Dohnanyi, Hungarian composer and conductor (died in 1960)
July 27th, 1876 (July 27 1876)DeathAlbertus van Raalte, Dutch-American religious leader (born in 1811)
July 27th, 1870 (July 27 1870)BirthHilaire Belloc, English writer (died in 1953)Hilaire Belloc Quotes
July 27th, 1867 (July 27 1867)BirthEnrique Granados, Spanish composer (died in 1916)
July 27th, 1866 (July 27 1866)EventThe Atlantic Cable is successfully completed, allowing transatlantic telegraph communication for the first time.
July 27th, 1866 (July 27 1866)BirthAntonio Jose de Almeida, Portuguese politician and 6th President of Portugal (died in 1929)
July 27th, 1865 (July 27 1865)EventWelsh settlers arrive in Argentina at Chubut Valley.
July 27th, 1863 (July 27 1863)DeathWilliam Lowndes Yancey, American Confederate leader (born in 1813)
July 27th, 1862 (July 27 1862)EventSailing from San Francisco to Panama, the SS Golden Gate catches fire and sinks off Manzanillo, Mexico, killing 231.
July 27th, 1857 (July 27 1857)BirthJose Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rican politician (died in 1921)
July 27th, 1853 (July 27 1853)BirthVladimir Korolenko, Russian writer (died in 1921)
July 27th, 1848 (July 27 1848)BirthLorand Eotvos, Hungarian physicist (died in 1919)
July 27th, 1844 (July 27 1844)DeathJohn Dalton, English physicist and chemist (born in 1776)
July 27th, 1841 (July 27 1841)DeathMikhail Lermontov, Russian author (born in 1814)
July 27th, 1835 (July 27 1835)BirthGiosue Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (died in 1907)
July 27th, 1833 (July 27 1833)BirthThomas George Bonney, English geologist (died in 1923)
July 27th, 1824 (July 27 1824)BirthAlexandre Dumas, fils, French author (died in 1895)Alexandre Dumas Quotes
July 27th, 1819 (July 27 1819)EventDuitama is named municipality
July 27th, 1812 (July 27 1812)BirthThomas Clingman, American Confederate general (died in 1897)
July 27th, 1794 (July 27 1794)EventFrench Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution." (See 9 Thermidor.)Maximilien Robespierre Quotes
July 27th, 1789 (July 27 1789)EventThe first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (later renamed Department of State).
July 27th, 1784 (July 27 1784)BirthDenis Davydov, Russian general and poet (died in 1839)
July 27th, 1781 (July 27 1781)BirthMauro Giuliani, Italian composer (died in 1828)
July 27th, 1778 (July 27 1778)EventAmerican Revolution: First Battle of UshantBritish and French fleets fight to a standoff.Stan Lee Quotes
July 27th, 1773 (July 27 1773)BirthJakob Aall, Norwegian journalist and statesman (died in 1844)
July 27th, 1770 (July 27 1770)DeathRobert Dinwiddie, British colonial governor of Virginia (born in 1693)
July 27th, 1768 (July 27 1768)BirthCharlotte Corday, French aristocrat who killed Jean-Paul Marat (died in 1793)Jean-Paul Marat Quotes
July 27th, 1759 (July 27 1759)DeathPierre Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician (born in 1698)
July 27th, 1752 (July 27 1752)BirthSamuel Smith, American politician
July 27th, 1740 (July 27 1740)BirthJeanne Bare, French explorer (died in 1803)
July 27th, 1733 (July 27 1733)BirthJeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (died in 1779)
July 27th, 1720 (July 27 1720)EventThe second important victory of the Russian Navythe Battle of Grengam.
July 27th, 1694 (July 27 1694)EventA Royal Charter is granted to the Bank of England.
July 27th, 1689 (July 27 1689)EventGlorious Revolution: Battle of Killiecrankie ends.
July 27th, 1675 (July 27 1675)DeathHenri de la Tour d Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, Marshal of France (born in 1611)
July 27th, 1667 (July 27 1667)BirthJohann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (died in 1748)
July 27th, 1663 (July 27 1663)EventThe British Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports.
July 27th, 1656 (July 27 1656)DeathSalomo Glassius, German theologian (born in 1593)
July 27th, 1549 (July 27 1549)EventJesuit priest Francis Xavier s ship reached Japan.
July 27th, 1452 (July 27 1452)BirthLudovico Sforza, Duke of Milan (died in 1508)
July 27th, 1365 (July 27 1365)DeathDuke Rudolf IV of Austria (born in 1339)
July 27th, 1276 (July 27 1276)DeathKing James I of Aragon (born in 1208)
July 27th, 1214 (July 27 1214)EventBattle of Bouvines: In France, Philip II of France defeats John of England.
July 27th, 1101 (July 27 1101)DeathConrad, King of Germany and Italy (born in 1074)

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