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

LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Billy Dee Williams (35) weds Teruko Nakagami

Famous Deaths

Person of interestLester B. Pearson

Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (Nobel Peace Prize 1957), dies at 75

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson

1972 Highlights

About December 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn