Today in History- July 27th
1824 Alexandre Dumas Jr., novelist (La Dame aux Camelias)
1922 Norman Lear, producer (All in the Family, Maude, Good Times)
1931 Jerry Van Dyke, actor (Coach, My Mother the Car)
1942 John Pleshette, actor (Knots Landing)
1948 Peggy Fleming, figure skater
1948 Betty Thomas, actress/ director (Hill Street Blues, 28 Days, Parenthood)
1949 Maury Chaykin, actor (Dances with Wolves, WarGames, My Cousin Vinny)
1949 Maureen McGovern, actress/singer (Pirates of Penzance)
1957 Bill Engvall, Blue Collar comedian (Here's your sign!)
1972 Maya Rudolph, actress(Saturday Night Live, City of Angels, 50 First Dates)
1975 Alex Rodriguez, baseball player (A-Rod)
1844 John Dalton, chemist
1946 Gertrude Stein, author (Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.)
2003 Bob Hope, actor/ comedian
1996 Atlanta Olympic bombing.
There are 4 stars on the Hollywood walk of fame for Bob Hope.
Jerry Van Dyke turned down the part of Gilligan in Gilligan's Island.