What Happened on October 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area created
  • OPEC approves plan providing for 25 percent government ownership of all Western oil interests operating within Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Radke, Eau Claire WI, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • Elissa (singer), Lebanese singer
  • John Steel, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Lee Clark, English footballer
  • Maria Mutola, Maputo Mozambique, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea)

Famous Deaths

  • Lew Parker, actor (Lou Marie-That Girl), dies a day before turning 65