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 This day in History - July 27
422 Historic Events for July 27
1938

Shirley Anne Field, England, actress (Alfie, War Lover) [or Jun 27]

Birth
1939

Irv Cross, NFL sportscaster (CBS-TV)

Birth
1939

James Victor, Puerto Rico, actor (Boulevard Night, Streets of LA)

Birth
1939

James McGee, pathologist/professor (Morbid Anatomy at Oxford)

Birth
1940

Bugs Bunny debuts in "Wild Hare"

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1940

Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts

Event
1941

Johannes Fritsch, composer

Birth
1941

103øF highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July

Event
1941

German army enters Ukraine

Event
1941

Japanese forces land in Indo-China

Event
1942

Robert Arthur Thornbury Campbell, journalist/musician

Birth
1942

John Pleshette, NYC, actor (Richard-Knots Landing, 7th Avenue)

Birth
1942

William Matthew Finders Petrie, Egyptologist, dies

Death
1942

Barbara Ferris, London England, actress (Nice Girl Like Me)

Birth
1943

Stu Gilliam, Detroit, actor/comedian (Roll Out, Harris and Company)

Birth
1943

Bill Bradley, Crystal City Mo, NY Knick/(Sen-D-NJ)/Rhodes scholar

Birth
1943

Al Ramsey, NJ, rocker (Gary Lewis and the Playboys-This Diamond Ring)

Birth
1943

H B G Austin, cricketer (capt of 1923 WI team to England), dies

Death
1943

Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (1st Currie Cup-winning captain), dies

Death
1943

772 British bombers attack Hamburg

Event
1944

1st British jet fighter used in combat (Gloster Meteor)

Event
1944

Bobbie Gentry, Mississippi, singer/songwriter (Ode to Billy Joe)

Birth
1944

Aleksandr Ivanovich Dedkov, cosmonaut

Birth
1944

Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer, dies at 68

Death
1944

Soviet Army frees Majdanek concentration camp

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