On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Purlie" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • Belgium recognizes German DR
  • LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak
  • New North Korean constitution comes into effect

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Way, NFL fullback (NY Giants)
  • Dewayne Washington, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Matt Slocum, American musician (Sixpence None the Richer)
  • Thomas Wilson Brown, American actor (Jason-Knots Landing), born in Lusk, Wyoming

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

1972 Highlights

About December 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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