On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Applause" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 900 performances
  • Indianapolis 500: Mark Donohue wins in 3:04:23.851 (262.262 km/h)
  • Jimmy Castor Bunch's "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" hits #6

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Freeman, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Ivete Sangalo, Brazilian singer
  • Karen Hecox, US 1500m runner
  • Troy Sienkiewicz, NFL tackle/guard (San Diego Chargers)