On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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  • 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