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 This day in History - July 27
422 Historic Events for July 27
1980

Pahlawi Mohammed Reza, shah of Persia (1941-79), dies in Cairo at 60

Death
1980

Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead

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1981

Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64

Death
1981

William Wyler, US director (Ben Hur), dies

Death
1981

Billy [William] Wyler, US director (Ben Hur, Funny Girl), dies

Death
1982

Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic-gold-1980), dies at 28

Death
1982

Dan Seymour, actor (We the People, Sing it Again), dies at 67

Death
1982

Menken and Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors," premieres in NYC

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1982

Indian PM Indira Gandhi 1st visit to US in almost 11 years

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1982

Calif catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

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1983

104«øF (40.3øC) in Garmersdorf (German record)

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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

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1983

Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies

Death
1984

James Mason, British actor (Lolita), dies of a heart attack at 75

Death
1984

Oswald Jacoby, US contract bridge champion, dies at 81

Death
1984

Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Phila)

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1985

Steve Cram runs world record mile (3:46.78)

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1985

Joseph "Smoky Joe" Wood, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies at 95

Death
1986

Greg Lemond is 1st American to win Tour de France

Event
1986

24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0)

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1986

14th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley

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1986

Leroy Holmes, orch leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), dies at 72

Death
1987

Travis Jackson, baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 83

Death
1987

John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible" testifies in Israel

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1987

Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive

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