What Happened on July 27, 2012

Historical Events

London Olympics Opening Ceremony

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

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
2012 Highlights

About July 27, 2012

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • UK #1 Song: Payphone - Maroon 5 Ft. Wiz Khalifa