On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1972

Historical Events

  • Apollo 16 returns to Earth

Music History

NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported

Famous Birthdays

  • Alison McKnight, 100m hurdler and heptathlete, born in Bakersfield, California
  • David Lascher, American actor (Josh-Clueless, Kidz in the Wood), born in NYC, New York
  • Maura West, American actress (As the World Turns), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Silvia Farina, Italian tennis star (1995 Maria Lankowitz doubles), born in Milan, Italy
  • Tim Ruddy, American football offensive lineman (Miami Dolphins), born in Dunmore, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah, 1st Prime Minister of Ghana (1957-60) and 1st President of Ghana (1960-66), dies at 62

  • Phil King, English musician (Blue Oyster Cult), shot in head at 24 while gambling
1972 Highlights

About April 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 7 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus