On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Applause" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 900 performances
  • Indianapolis 500: Mark Donohue wins after leading only the final 13 laps; owner Roger Penske's first of eighteen Indy 500 victories
  • Jimmy Castor Bunch's "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" hits #6

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Freeman, American NFL wide receiver (Super Bowl 1996; Pro Bowl 1998; First-team All-Pro 1998; Green Bay Packers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Ivete Sangalo, Brazilian pop-reggae-AxĂ© singer, musician, and songwriter, born in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil
  • Karen Hecox, US 1500m runner
  • Troy Sienkiewicz, NFL tackle/guard (San Diego Chargers)
1972 Highlights

About May 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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