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On This Day in History, July 27

What Happened On This Day – July 27

  • 2012 Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

    It was the 3rd time London had hosted the multi-event international sports event. The ceremony was called Isles of Wonder and was directed by Danny Boyle.

  • 1985 Coup in Uganda

    Tito Lutwa Okello, an Ugandan military officer successfully staged a coup against president Milton Obote. He was ousted by current president Yoweri Museveni 6 months later.

  • 1955 Austrian State Treaty came to force

    The treaty re-established Austria as a democratic and sovereign country after World War II. It also ended the allied occupation of the country.

  • 1940 Bugs Bunny's official debut

    Bugs Bunny made his official debut in A Wild Hare.

  • 1890 Vincent Van Gogh shoots himeslf

    The famed painter, shot himself in the chest. He died of his wounds two days later.

Births On This Day – July 27

  • 1980 Dolph Ziggler

    American wrestler

  • 1975 Alex Rodriguez

    American baseball player

  • 1969 Triple H

    American wrestler, actor

  • 1870 Hilaire Belloc

    English writer

  • 1824 Alexandre Dumas, fils

    French author

Deaths On This Day – July 27

  • 2015 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

    Indian scientist, politician, 11th President of India

  • 2003 Bob Hope

    English/American actor, singer, producer

  • 1980 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

    Shah of Iran

  • 1948 Joe Tinker

    American baseball player

  • 1946 Gertrude Stein

    American poet, art collector