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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.

Illustration of stork, signifying birth

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

Illustration of tombstone, signifying death

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