What Happened on December 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Purlie" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • Belgium recognizes German DR
  • LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak
  • New North Korean constitution comes into effect

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Way, NFL fullback (NY Giants)
  • Dewayne Washington, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Matt Slocum, American musician (Sixpence None the Richer)
  • Thomas Wilson Brown, actor (Jason-Knots Landing)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Billy Dee Williams (35) weds Teruko Nakagami

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (Nobel 1957), dies at 75

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson