THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Thursday, July 27, the 208th day of 2017. There are 157 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1996: Terror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park, directly killing one person and injuring 111. (Anti-government extremist Eric Rudolph later pleaded guilty to the bombing, exonerating security guard Richard Jewell, who had been wrongly suspected.)
IN THE WORLD
1921: Canadian researcher Frederick Banting and his assistant, Charles Best, succeeded in isolating the hormone insulin at the University of Toronto.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
TV producer Norman Lear is 95. Actor Jerry Van Dyke is 86. Sportscaster Irv Cross is 78. Olympic gold medal figure skater Peggy Fleming is 69. Comedianactress-writer Carol Leifer is 61. Comedian Bill Engvall is 60. Comedian Maya Rudolph is 45. Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers is 40. Golfer Jordan Spieth is 24.