On this day: July 27

POSTED: 6:29 PM Jul 26 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jul 27 2015

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 - Jack Tatum
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2010: Jack Tatum, a football safety who played 10 seasons from 1971 through 1980 for the Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers, dies of a heart attack at age 61 in Oakland, California. Considered one of the hardest hitters ever to play the game, he won a Super Bowl with Oakland in 1977 and a national championship with Ohio State in 1968. He also shares the record for the longest fumble return for a touchdown, returning a fumble 104 yards against Green Bay in September 1972. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

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