On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1972

Historical Events

  • The F-15 Eagle flies for the first time.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryce Bevill, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Hyattsville, Maryland
  • Clint Robinson, Australian K-1 1k canoeist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Jill Arrington, American sports reporter, born in Conyers, Georgia
  • Maya Rudolph, American actress and comedian (Bridemaids), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Takako Fuji, Japanese actress (The Grudge / Ju-on), born in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Austrian-Japanese politician, dies at 77
1972 Highlights

About July 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  • UK #1 Song: Puppy Love - Donny Osmond