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!
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- 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
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.
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