What Happened on April 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Apollo 16 returns to Earth
  • 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
  • Ethan Brooks, American football offensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Rhein Fire), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 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
  • Tommy Thompson, NFL punter (SF 49ers)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestKwame Nkrumah

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

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • Phil King, rock (Blue Oyster Cult), shot in head at 24 while gambling