On This Day

What Happened on July 27

Important Events

  • 1586 Walter Raleigh brings the 1st tobacco to England from Virginia
  • 1689 Battle of Killicrankie: Jacobite Scottish Highlanders under Viscount Dundee defeat royalist force under General MacKay

Jul 27 in Film & TV

  • 1940 Bugs Bunny, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery, Bob Givens (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Wild Hare"

Jul 27 in Music

  • 1982 Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" opens Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre in NYC

Jul 27 in Sport

Did You Know?

1st Christian missionary in Japan, Jesuit priest Francis Xavier reaches Japan but is not permitted to enter any port until 15 August

On July 27, 1549

Would You Believe?

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

On July 27, 2012

Famous Weddings

  • 1365 Isabella of England marries Enguerrand of Coucy at Windsor
  • 1857 Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I (25) weds princess Charlotte of Belgium (17) in Brussels
  • 1927 British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (39) weds Elizabeth Carver in Chiswick, England

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