On this day: July 27

POSTED: 03:29 PM PDT Jul 26, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 26, 2016 

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 - Alex Rodriguez
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1975: Major-league baseball player Alex Rodriguez, considered one of the best baseball players of all time, is born in New York City. He is the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record Jimmie Foxx set in 1939, and the youngest to hit 600, besting Babe Ruth's record by more than a year. He also has courted controversy during his career due to his lucrative contracts and his use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs, earning a 162-game suspension that cost him the entire 2014 season.


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