July 27th 2012: London 2012 Opening Ceremony
On this day in 2012, 1 year ago today, the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games was held in London. The ceremony was directed by Danny Boyle, known for his films ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘Trainspotting’. The ceremony depicted elements of British history such as the Industrial Revolution and celebrated hallmarks of British culture. It included the National Health Service, literature (such as Harry Potter), film (with the Queen featuring in a James Bond skit) and music. The closing ceremony of the Games took place on 12th August.