On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 2005

Historical Events

  • STS-114: NASA grounds the Space shuttle, pending an investigation of the external tank's continued foam-shedding problem

Famous Deaths

  • Al Held, American painter and sculptor (hard edge-style), dies at 76
  • Marten Toonder, Dutch comic writer and cartoonist (Tom Puss), dies at 93
  • Swami Shantanand, Mahasamadhi Day, Indian Saint, Philosopher (b. 1934)
2005 Highlights

About July 27, 2005

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 16 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo