What Happened on July 27, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Candide" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • "Victor/Victoria" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 738 performances
  • 84th Tour de France won by Jan Ullrich of Germany

Sports History

British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Gary Player of South Africa wins with birdie on 2nd playoff hole against countryman John Bland

  • Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser's #16
  • Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria; about 50 people killed.

Famous Deaths

  • Isabel Dean, English actress (Five Days One Summer Virgin Island, Ransom), dies at 79
  • K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier, dies at 99
1997 Highlights

About July 27, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
  • UK #1 Song: I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Ft. 112