What Happened on April 27, 1972

Historical Events

  • Apollo 16 returns to Earth after lunar exploration, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean 350 km (189 nmi) southeast of the island of Kiritimati

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
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972)

1st Prime Minister of Ghana (1957-60) and 1st President of Ghana (1960-66), dies of prostate cancer at 62 [1]

About April 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
  • UK #1 Song: Amazing Grace - The Pipes & Drums & Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards