On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1972

Historical Events

  • Apollo 16 returns to Earth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

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

Person of interestKwame Nkrumah

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

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • 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? 48 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus