What Happened on August 27, 2011

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

  • 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
  • Oscar winner Sofia Coppola (41) weds vocalist of French indie rock band "Phoenix" Thomas Mars at the family villa, Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Nico Minardos, Greek-American actor (The Twilight Zone, Twelve Hours to Kill), dies at 81