What Happened on March 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Haas, professional wrestler
  • Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Dutch footballer
  • Kirby Dar Dar, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)

Famous Deaths

  • Maurits C Escher, Dutch lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), dies at 73
  • Sharkey Bonano, American musician (b. 1904)