On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 2012

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


OlympicsOlympic Games

Queen Elizabeth II opens the 30th Olympics in London, United Kingdom (with some help from 007)

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Famous Deaths

  • Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • Norman Alden, American character actor (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden), dies from natural causes at 87
  • R G Armstrong [Robert Golden], American actor (Predator, Dick Tracey, T.H.E. Cat), dies of natural causes at 95
  • Tony Martin, American singer, dies from natural causes at 98