On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 95th Tour de France won by Carlos Sastre of Spain
  • British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Troon: Bruce Vaughan birdies first extra playoff hole to beat fellow American John Cook by a stroke

Famous Deaths

  • Horst Stein, German conductor (b. 1928)
  • Isaac Saba Raffoul, Mexican Businessman (b. 1923)
  • Julius B. Richmond, 12th US Surgeon General (1977-81) created Head Start program, dies at 91
  • Youssef Chahine, Egyptian film director (b. 1926)