On this day: July 27

POSTED: 4:29 PM Jul 26 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Jul 27 2012

A wise-cracking cartoon bunny makes his first appearance, the Korean War ends, Madonna drops her debut album, tragedy hits the Olympics, and an entertainment legend dies at age 100, all on this day.

OTD July 27 - Leo Durocher
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Baseball Digest

1905: Baseball Hall of Fame manager Leo Durocher, who ranked fifth all-time among managers with 2,009 career victories at the time of his 1973 retirement, is born in West Springfield, Mass. Durocher managed the New York Giants to a World Series title in 1954. As a player, Durocher was an infielder and helped the New York Yankees to a World Series title in 1928 and the St. Louis Cardinals to another in 1934.


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