What Happened on January 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • The British Army and the Irish Republican Army engage in gun battles near County Armagh; British troops fire over 1,000 rounds of ammunition
  • Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers shot dead by IRA in an attack on their patrol car in the Creggan Road, Derry

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryant Young, American football defensive tackle (San Francisco 49ers), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • Chad Askew, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
  • Guillermo, Mexican-born American TV personality
  • Janine Ilitch, Australian netballer
  • Mark Lawrence, Canadian NHL right wing (Dallas Stars, NY Islanders), born in Burlington, Ontario
  • Mark Owen, English pop singer

Famous Deaths

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Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • Richard Courant, German/American mathematician, dies at 84