What Happened on August 27, 1972

Historical Events

  • Operation Lion's Den: US Navy bombards Haiphong Harbor, North Vietnam from the sea, firing over 700 rounds in 33 minutes [1]
  • The Grateful Dead holds a benefit concert for the Springfield Creamery (a yogurt company owned by writer Ken Kesey's brother) at the Old Renaissance Faire Grounds in Veneta, Oregon [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Imes, US hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994), born in South Paris, Maine
  • Dalip Singh, Indian professional wrestler
  • Denise Lewis, English heptathlete
  • Donta Jones, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mike Smith, Canadian actor
Born in 1972

About August 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  • UK #1 Song: You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart