On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1972

Historical Events

  • Adolph Rupp retires after 42 years of coaching University of Kentucky
  • Ulster Vanguard organise industrial strike against the imposition of direct rule on Northern Ireland by Westminster
  • Venera 8 launches to explore Venus
  • Wyoming officially names "Curt Gowdy State Park", in honor of the nationally recognized broadcaster

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Haas, American pro wrestler (3 x WWE Tag Team C'ship), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Dutch footballer, born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Kirby Dar Dar, American NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), born in Morgan City, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • M. C. Escher, Dutch graphic artist and lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), dies at 73
  • Sharkey Bonano, American jazz musician, dies at 67
1972 Highlights

About March 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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