On Your Birthday: July 27

 

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1909 – Orville Wright set a record for the longest airplane flight. He was testing the first Army airplane. He was in the air 72 minutes.

1940 – Warner Bros. released the animated short, “A Wild Hare”, is released, introducing Bugs Bunny.

1965 – The Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act was signed into law. The law required health warnings on cigarette packages.

1974 – The U.S. Congress asked for impeachment procedures against President Richard Nixon.

1995 – The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.

1996 – In Atlanta, GA a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. One woman is killed and a cameraman suffers a heart attack trying to flee the scene. 111 are injured.

1999 – The U.S. space shuttle Discovery completed a five-day mission. It was commanded by Air Force Col. Eileen Collins. She was the first woman to command a Shuttle mission.

2003 – It was reported by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corp.) that there was no monster in Loch Ness. 600 sonar beams and satellite navigation technology was used in the investigation. Sightings of “Nessie” go back to the 6th century.

 

YOU SHARE YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH…

Norman Lear 1922 – TV producer (“All in the Family”, “Sanford and Son”, “Maude”)

Jerry Van Dyke 1931 – Actor (TV’s “My Mother the Car”, “Coach”, “The Middle”) He is the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke.

Nick Reynolds 1933 – Musician (The Kingston Trio)

Bobbie Gentry 1944 – Country singer

Al Ramsey 1946 – Musician (Gary Lewis & The Playboys)

Betty Thomas 1948 – Actress, director (“Brady Bunch Movie”, “Private Parts”, “Doctor Dolittle”, “I Spy”)

Peggy Fleming 1948 – Figure skater

Maureen McGovern 1949 – Singer

Michael Vaughn 1950 – Musician (Paperlace)

Duncan Cameron 1956 – Musician (Sawyer Brown)

Carol Leifer 1956 – Comedian

Bill Engvall 1957 – Comedian (“Blue Collar TV”)

Karl Mueller 1963 – Musician (Soul Asylum)

Rex Brown 1964 – Musician (Pantera)

Juliana Hatfield 1967 – Singer

Julian McMahon 1968 – Actor (TV’s “Nip/Tuck”, “Charmed”, “The Profiler”, movies “The Fantastic Four”)

Maya Rudolph 1972 – Actress, comedian (“Bridesmaids”, “Grown Ups”, “Away We Go”, TV’s “Saturday Night Live”)

Alex Rodriguez 1975 – Baseball player

 

TODAY IS….

Scotch Whiskey Day

Walk on Stilts Day

Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.