What Happened on August 27, 2011

Historical Events

  • 13th Athletics World Championships open at Daegu, South Korea
  • Australia claims final Tri Nations Rugby Series with 25-20 win over New Zealand in Brisbane; Argentina's Pumas join competition the following year; series rebranded The Rugby Championship

Famous Weddings

  • American Oscar winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola (41) weds vocalist of French indie rock band "Phoenix" Thomas Mars (34) at her family's villa, Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy
  • British heiress Petra Ecclestone (22) weds entrepreneur James Stunt at Orsini Odescalchi Castle near City of Rome
  • Lisa Vanderpump's daughter Pandora Vanderpump (24) weds Jason Sabo in Beverly Hills

Famous Deaths

  • Nico Minardos, Greek-American actor (The Twilight Zone; Twelve Hours to Kill), dies at 81
  • Norman Frederick Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum), dies at 92

About August 27, 2011

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 11 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Go - Wretch 32 Ft. Josh Kumra