27 July

27 July

July 27 is the 208th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 157 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 27th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 27th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Creme Brulee Day
  • National Scotch Day
  • Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day
  • National Walk on Stilts Day
  • National Take Your Pants for a Walk Day

Historic Events

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.

1943: Hamburg after four Allied fire-bombing raids in July 1943, which killed an estimated 50,000 people.

Hamburg after four Allied fire-bombing raids in July 1943, which killed an estimated 50,000 people.

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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


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