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Thursday 27 July 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day (United States)

Events

  • 1996 – In Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics.
  • 1989 – While attempting to land at Tripoli International Airport in Libya, Korean Air Flight 803 crashes just short of the runway. Seventy-five of the 199 passengers and crew and four people on the ground are killed, in the second accident involving a DC-10 in less than two weeks, the first being United Airlines Flight 232.
  • 1987 – RMS Titanic Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
  • 1974 – Watergate scandal: The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon.
  • 1964 – Vietnam War: Five thousand more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
  • 1959 – The Continental League is announced as baseball's "3rd major league" in the United States.
  • 1953 – Cessation of hostilities is achieved in the Korean War when the United States, China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
  • 1949 – Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
  • 1940 – The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
  • 1866 – The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart's Content, Newfoundland.
  • 1789 – The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).
  • 1778 – American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant: British and French fleets fight to a standoff.
  • 1663 – The English 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.
  • 1299 – According to Edward Gibbon, Osman I invades the territory of Nicomedia for the first time, usually considered to be the founding day of the Ottoman state.

Births

  • 1993 – Jordan Spieth, American golfer
  • 1990 – Cheyenne Kimball, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1990 – Nick Hogan, American race car driver and actor
  • 1990 – Stephen Li-Chung Kuo, Taiwanese-American figure skater
  • 1988 – Ryan Tannehill, American football player
  • 1987 – Jacoby Ford, American football player
  • 1987 – Jordan Hill, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Sarah Parsons, American ice hockey player
  • 1986 – DeMarre Carroll, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Ryan Flaherty, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Husain Abdullah, American football player
  • 1984 – Antoine Bethea, American football player
  • 1984 – Kenny Wormald, American actor, dancer, and choreographer
  • 1984 – Max Scherzer, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Taylor Schilling, American actress
  • 1981 – Dash Snow, American painter and photographer (d. 2009)
  • 1981 – Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player
  • 1979 – Shannon Moore, American wrestler and singer
  • 1975 – Alex Rodriguez, American baseball player
  • 1975 – Fred Mascherino, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1975 – Shea Hillenbrand, American baseball player
  • 1974 – Pete Yorn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1973 – Cassandra Clare, American journalist and author
  • 1972 – Maya Rudolph, American actress
  • 1969 – Triple H, American wrestler and actor
  • 1968 – Tom Goodwin, American baseball player and coach
  • 1967 – Juliana Hatfield, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1964 – Rex Brown, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1962 – Karl Mueller, American bass player (d. 2005)
  • 1959 – Hugh Green, American football player
  • 1959 – Joe DeSa, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1957 – Bill Engvall, American comedian, actor, and producer
  • 1956 – Carol Leifer, American actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer
  • 1955 – Bobby Rondinelli, American drummer
  • 1955 – Cat Bauer, American journalist, author, and playwright
  • 1952 – Marvin Barnes, American basketball player (d. 2014)
  • 1952 – Roxanne Hart, American actress
  • 1951 – Bob Diamond, American-English banker and businessman
  • 1949 – Maureen McGovern, American singer and actress
  • 1949 – Maury Chaykin, American-Canadian actor (d. 2010)
  • 1948 – Peggy Fleming, American figure skater and sportscaster
  • 1947 – Betty Thomas, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1944 – Bobbie Gentry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1942 – Dennis Ralston, American tennis player
  • 1942 – John Pleshette, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1939 – William Eggleston, American photographer and academic
  • 1938 – Gary Gygax, American game designer, co-created Dungeons & Dragons (d. 2008)
  • 1937 – Don Galloway, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1936 – J. Robert Hooper, American businessman and politician (d. 2008)
  • 1933 – Nick Reynolds, American singer and bongo player (d. 2008)
  • 1932 – Forest Able, American basketball player
  • 1931 – Jerry Van Dyke, American actor
  • 1929 – Harvey Fuqua, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1928 – Joseph Kittinger, American colonel and pilot
  • 1927 – Guy Carawan, American singer and musicologist (d. 2015)
  • 1927 – John Seigenthaler, American journalist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1927 – Will Jordan, American comedian and actor
  • 1924 – Vincent Canby, American historian and critic (d. 2000)
  • 1922 – Norman Lear, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1921 – Émile Genest, Canadian-American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1921 – Garry Davis, American pilot and activist, created the World Passport (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Henry D. "Homer" Haynes, American comedian and musician (Homer and Jethro) (d. 1971)
  • 1918 – Leonard Rose, American cellist and educator (d. 1984)
  • 1916 – Elizabeth Hardwick, American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer (d. 2007)
  • 1916 – Keenan Wynn, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1916 – Skippy Williams, American saxophonist and arranger (d. 1994)
  • 1913 – George L. Street III, American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2000)
  • 1910 – Lupita Tovar, Mexican-American actress (d. 2016)
  • 1908 – Joseph Mitchell, American journalist and author (d. 1996)
  • 1907 – Carl Mcclellan Hill, African American educator and academic administrator (d. 1995)
  • 1907 – Irene Fischer, Austrian-American geodesist and mathematician (d. 2009)
  • 1907 – Ross Alexander, American stage and film actor (d. 1937)
  • 1905 – Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)
  • 1890 – Benjamin Miessner, American radio engineer and inventor (d.1976)
  • 1882 – Geoffrey de Havilland, English pilot and engineer, founded the de Havilland Aircraft Company (d. 1965)
  • 1853 – Elizabeth Plankinton, American philanthropist (d. 1923)
  • 1812 – Thomas Lanier Clingman, American general and politician (d. 1897)
  • 1752 – Samuel Smith, American general and politician (d. 1839)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Sam Shepard, American playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director (b.1943)
  • 2016 – James Alan McPherson, American short story writer and essayist (b. 1943)
  • 2016 – Jerry Doyle, American actor and talk show host (b. 1956)
  • 2015 – Rickey Grundy, American singer-songwriter (b. 1959)
  • 2015 – Samuel Pisar, Polish-born American lawyer and author (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – George Freese, American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Paul Schell, American lawyer and politician, 50th Mayor of Seattle (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Wallace Jones, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Bud Day, American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Fernando Alonso, Cuban dancer, co-founded the Cuban National Ballet (b. 1914)
  • 2013 – Ilya Segalovich, Russian businessman, co-founded Yandex (b. 1964)
  • 2013 – Kidd Kraddick, American radio host (b. 1959)
  • 2013 – Lindy Boggs, American politician and diplomat, 5th United States Ambassador to the Holy See (b. 1916)
  • 2012 – Norman Alden, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – R. G. Armstrong, American actor and playwright (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – Tony Martin, American actor and singer (b. 1913)
  • 2010 – Jack Tatum, American football player (b. 1948)
  • 2010 – Maury Chaykin, American-Canadian actor (b. 1949)
  • 2006 – Maryann Mahaffey, American academic and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2005 – Al Held, American painter and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2003 – Bob Hope, English-American actor, comedian, television personality, and businessman (b. 1903)
  • 2003 – Vance Hartke, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1919)
  • 2001 – Leon Wilkeson, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1952)
  • 2000 – Gordon Solie, American sportscaster (b. 1929)
  • 1999 – Harry Edison, American trumpet player (b. 1915)
  • 1998 – Binnie Barnes, English-American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1995 – Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-American composer and conductor (b. 1907)
  • 1995 – Rick Ferrell, American baseball player and coach (b. 1905)
  • 1993 – Reggie Lewis, American basketball player (b. 1965)
  • 1990 – Bobby Day, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1928)
  • 1988 – Frank Zamboni, American inventor and businessman, founded the Zamboni Company (b. 1901)
  • 1987 – Travis Jackson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1903)
  • 1985 – Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball player and coach (b. 1889)
  • 1981 – William Wyler, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1902)
  • 1968 – Babe Adams, American baseball player and manager (b. 1882)
  • 1964 – Winifred Lenihan, American actress, writer, and director (b. 1898)
  • 1962 – James H. Kindelberger, American pilot and businessman (b. 1895)
  • 1958 – Claire Lee Chennault, American general and pilot (b. 1893)
  • 1948 – Joe Tinker, American baseball player and manager (b. 1880)
  • 1946 – Gertrude Stein, American novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1874)
  • 1883 – Montgomery Blair, American lieutenant and politician, 20th United States Postmaster General (b. 1813)
  • 1876 – Albertus van Raalte, Dutch-born American minister and author (b. 1811)
  • 1863 – William Lowndes Yancey, American journalist and politician (b. 1813)
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