What Happened on July 27


Historical Events

1927 – Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)
1987 – John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi “Ivan the Terrible”, testifies in Israel
1997 – 84th Tour de France won by Jan Ullrich of Germany
1997 – Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria; about 50 people killed.
1997 – British Senior Open Men’s Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Gary Player of South Africa wins with birdie on 2nd playoff hole against countryman John Bland
2015 – Fiat Chrysler fined record $105 million by Us regulators over their number of car recalls

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Famous Birthdays

1849 – John Hopkinson, British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson’s Law), born in Manchester (d. 1898)
1922 – Bob Thiele, American record producer (Impulse! Records), born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
1957 – Hansi Muller, German footballer, born in Stuttgart
1960 – Jo Durie, English tennis player, born in Bristol
1963 – Karrin Allyson, American jazz singer (Wild for You), born in Great Bend, Kansas
1986 – Courtney Kupets, American gymnast (World Championships champion 2002, 2003), born in Bedford, Texas

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Famous Deaths

916 – Kliment/Clemens van Ohrid, Bulgaria bishop of Ohrid/saint, dies
1675 – Henri de la Tour d’Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, Marshal of France, dies at 63
1934 – Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17), dies at 79
1968 – Babe Adams, baseball player (b. 1882)
1990 – Elizabeth Allan, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Camille, Java Head), dies
2011 – Richard Rutt, English bishop of Leicester, dies at 85

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