What Happened on May 27, 1972

Historical Events

  • Charles Strouse, Lee Adams, Betty Comden and Adolph Green's musical "Applause", starring Lauren Bacall, closes at Palace Theater, NYC, after 896 performances, winning 4 Tony Awards
  • 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
1972 History

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)
Born in 1972

About May 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Oh Girl - The Chi-lites
  • UK #1 Song: Metal Guru - T Rex