July 27 Events in History - July 27 Birthdays - July 27 Deaths
2015 The Shanghai Composite Index, representing China's stock market, drops 8.5% over fears that the government will withdraw support that has kept stock prices high in the midst of economic slowdown; regulators deny that such a change will be made
2014 Real estate website company Zillow will buy rival Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock; the company will dominate the market for online searches of real estate
2014 Discount store Dollar Tree will buy rival Family Dollar for $8.5 billion; the merged company is expected to generate revenue in line with competitor Dollar General
2013 The German racing horse, Novellist, wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes
2013 In Kuwait, voters go to the polls for a general election; half of the parliamentary seats are lost by Shiite candidates
2012 Ban Ki-moon, U.N. Secretary-General, urges countries to work together to reach an agreement to control international arms sales; no agreement is reached
2012 Salvatore J. Cordileone is appointed the ninth Metropolitan Archbishop of San Francisco by Pope Benedict XVI
2011 Higher than expected consumer price index figures and U.S. default concerns cause the Australian dollar to reach a post-float record against the U.S. dollar
2011 The U.K. government recognizes the National Transitional Council and expels Libyan diplomats loyal to Muammar Gaddafi
2010 Photographic negatives purchased at a garage sale prove to be early works by American photographer Ansel Adams
1997 "Candide," closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 103 performances
1997 "Victor/Victoria" closes at Marquis Theater New York City after 738 performances
1997 Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser's #16
1997 Franklin Quest Senior Golf Championship
1997 Stewart Cink wins golfs Greater Hartford Open (267)
1997 Tammie Green wins Giant Eagle LPGA Classic
1996 Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
1996 David Sales makes 210 on 1st class cricket debut for Northants vs. Worcs
1993 Detroit Tiger Fryman hits for cycle but loses 12-7 to Yankees
1993 Javier Sotomayor jumps world record 2.45 m high
1993 Mafia bombs historical buildings in Rome/Milan/Vatican City, 5 killed
1993 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
1993 New York Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games
1992 Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Rep National Convention
1992 Dimitri Lepikov, Vladimir Pychenko, Veniamin Taianovitch and Evgueni
1992 Sadovyi swim world record 4x200m freestyle (7:11.95)
1991 Rocker Jani Lane, Warrant-Cherry Pie, marries model Bobbie Brown
1991 TV Guide publishes it's 2000th edition
1990 Graham Gooch scores 333 vs. India at Lord's
1990 Tom Moody scores 100 in 26 minutes in county cricket, world record
1990 Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a cop
1989 Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy is 10th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
1988 Boston's worst traffic jam in 30 years
1988 General Sein Lwin succeeds Ne Win as President of Burma
1988 Radio Shack announces Tandy 1000 SL computer
1988 Tommy John commits rec 3 errors on 1 play as Yankees rout Brewers 16-3
1987 John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible" testifies in Israel
1987 Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive
1986 14th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
1986 24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague, Czechoslovakia (3-0)
1986 Greg Lemond is 1st American to win Tour de France
1984 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single vs. Philadelphia
1983 104 degrees F (40.3 degrees C) in Garmersdorf (German record)
1983 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal
1982 California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times
1982 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi 1st visit to U.S. in almost 11 years
1982 Menken and Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors," premieres in New York City
1980 Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead
1980 Sally Little wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
1979 "Broadway Opry '79" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 6 performances
1979 France performs nuclear Test
1978 Indians Duane Kuiper is 3rd to hit 2 bases-loaded triples (vs Yankees)
1978 Portuguese President Eanes fires premier Soares
1977 John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in U.S.
1976 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese
1976 Japanese ex-premier Tanaka arrested, Lockheed Affair
1975 Carol Mann wins LPGA George Washington Ladies Golf Classic
1974 House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment
1974 Kanhai and Jameson add 465 for 2nd wicket, Warwickshire vs. Gloucs
1973 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3 (54,103)
1973 Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners
1972 NHL star Maurice "Rocket" Richard signs with WHL Quebec Nordiques
1970 Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
1970 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1970 L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, and Jesse Haines enter Hall of Fame
1969 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1969 Pioneer 10 launched
1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open
1968 Race Riot in Gary, Indiana
1967 Arabs Federation premier Hoesein Al Bayoomi resigns
1967 Helmond Sport soccer team forms
1967 Lyndon Baines Johnson sets up commission to study cause of urban violence
1967 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1965 Pierre Harmel forms Belgium government
1965 President Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking
1963 Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1963 General Amin al-Hafez becomes president of Syria
1962 Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission
1962 Martin Luther King, Jr. jailed in Albany, Georgia
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1960 Vice President Nixon nominated for President at Republican convention in Chicago
1959 Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 for India vs. England on debut
1959 William Shea announces he plans to have a baseball team in New York City in 1961
1958 Louise Suggs wins LPGA French Lick Golf Open
1957 St. James' Theater in London closes
1956 Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings at Manchester
1955 Austria regains full independence after 4-power occupation
1955 Bulgaria shoots down a plane heading for Israel (58 die)
1955 Israeli passenger plane shot down above Bulgaria, 58 die
1954 36th PGA Championship: Chick Herbert at Keller Golf Club St. Paul Minnesota
1954 Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries
1953 1st insulin isolated by F Banting and C Best in Toronto
1953 North Korea and United Nations sign armistice
1953 Vatican disallows priest holiday work in factory
1953 Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, and Bill Klem and Tom Connolly are inducted into Hall of Fame
1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
1950 President Truman promises aid to Taiwan
1949 1st jet-propelled airline, De Havilland Comet, flies
1948 Australia set 404 to win vs. England at Headingley
1948 Bradman's 29th and last Test Cricket century, part of winning 3-404
1948 Otto Skorzeny escapes anti-nazi camp at Darmstadt
1947 Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak
1946 Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
1945 Cubs purchase pitcher Hank Borowy from New York Yankees
1945 U.S. Communist Party forms
1944 1st British jet fighter used in combat, Gloster Meteor
1944 Soviet Army frees Majdanek concentration camp
1944 U.S. regains possession of Guam from Japanese
1944 U.S. troops occupy le Mesnil-Herman/Hill 183 Normandy
1943 772 British bombers attack Hamburg
1941 103 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
1941 German army enters Ukraine
1941 Japanese forces land in Indo-China
1940 Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
1940 Bugs Bunny debuts in "Wild Hare"
1937 32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1)
1935 Floods at Yangtzee Jiang and Hoangh, kills 200,000
1934 French socialist/communist party of People's Front forms
1932 Paul Gorgoulov, French president Doumer's assassin, sentenced to death
1931 Chilean president Carlos Ibanez forced out
1931 Grasshoppers in Iowa, Nebr and SD destroyed thousands of acres of crops
1930 Andre Leducq wins Tour de France
1929 Dike of Wieringermeerpolder finished
1928 AVRO, General Vereniging Radio Omroep, forms
1927 Major Bernard Montgomery (29) marries widow Betty Carver
1927 Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)
1924 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
1922 International Geographical Union forms in Brussels
1921 2nd government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
1921 Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolates insulin at University of Toronto
1920 Radio compass used for 1st time for aircraft navigation
1920 Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup
1919 Chicago race riot, 15 whites and 23 blacks killed, 500 injured
1918 Socony 200, 1st concrete barge in U.S., launched to carry oil, New York
1914 Roda JC soccer team forms in Kerkrade
1913 Belgian Philippe Thys wins Tour de France
1909 Orville Wright tests 1st U.S. Army airplane, flying 1h12m40s
1898 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Dancing Men"
1897 14.75" (37.5 cm) of rainfall, Jewell, Maryland (state 24-hhourr record)
1897 Dutch government of Pierson/Goeman Borgesius resigns
1891 Titus van Wyck succeeds M de Savornin Lohman as Governor of Suriname
1888 Philip Pratt unveils 1st electric automobile
1880 A P Abourne patents a process for refining coconut oil
1880 Battle of Maiwand, at which Dr. Watson is wounded, breaks out
1866 Atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long)
1864 Battle of Darbytown, Virginia (Deep Bottom, Newmarket Road) (Strawberry Plains)
1862 Hurricane hits Canton; about 40,000 die
1862 Steamer "Golden Gate" burns and sinks off west coast of Mexico
1861 Battle of Mathias Point, Virginia - Rebel forces repel a Federal landing
1861 Battle of St. Augustine Springs, New Mexico Terr
1861 Confederate troops occupy Fort Fillmore, New Mexico
1861 Union General George McClellan takes command from McDowell of Potamic Army
1844 Fire destroys U.S. mint at Charlotte, North Carolina
1839 Chartist riots break out in Birmingham England
1837 U.S. Mint opens in Charlotte, North Carolina
1836 Adelaide, South Australia founded
1830 Revolution breaks out in Paris, opposing laws of Charles X
1816 U.S. troops destroy Ft. Apalachicola, a Seminole fort, to punish Indians for harboring runaway slaves
1809 Battle at Talavera: British/Spanish army vs French army
1795 Spain and France sign peace treaty
1794 Coup of thermidor/fall of Robespierre in Paris
1789 Congress establishes Department of Foreign Affairs, State Department
1714 Battle at Hango (Hangut): Russians beat Swedish fleet
1714 English Queen Anne fires premier Robert Haley
1713 Russia and Turkey sign peace treaty
1694 Bank of England granted 12 year charter by Act of Parliament
1689 Battle of Killicrankie, Viscount Dundee defeats Whig General MacKay
1689 Jacobite Scottish Highlanders defeat royal force at Killiecrankie
1663 English parliament accepts Staple Act
1661 Parliament confirms Navigation Act
1655 Jews of New Amsterdam petition for a Jewish cemetery
1655 Netherlands and Brandenburg sign military treaty
1643 Cromwell defeats Royalist at Battle of Gainsborough
1641 Prince Frederik Henry captures castle of Gennep
1586 Sir Walter Raleigh brings 1st tobacco to England from Virginia
1563 French army recaptures Le Havre
1501 Copernicus formally installed as canon of Frauenberg Cathedral
1365 Isabella of England marries Enguerrand of Coucy at Windsor
1360 Danish King Waldemar IV destroys Visby Gotland
1298 Albert I, son of Rudolf of Habsburg, crowned Holy Roman Emperor
1298 Roman Catholics German King Albrecht I von Habsburg installed
1280 Sogen Mugaku, founder of Engakuji temple arrives in Japan from China
1230 Treaty of San-Germano between Emperor Frederik II and Pope Gregory IX
1214 1st battle of Bouvines - King Philips II vs Emperor Otto IV
432 St. Celestine I ends his reign as Catholic Pope