On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1972

Historical Events

  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area created
  • OPEC approves plan providing for 25 percent government ownership of all Western oil interests operating within Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Radke, American baseball pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Elissa [Elissar Zakaria Khoury] Lebanese singer, born in Deir el Ahmar, Lebanon
  • James Deakin, Filipino-British television host, and automotive journalist, born in Manila, Philippines
  • John Steel, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Lee Clark, English footballer (Newcastle United), born in Wallsend, England
  • Maria Mutola, Mozambican 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique
  • Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Lew Parker [Austin Lewis Jacobs], American actor (Are You with It?, That Girl), dies from cancer at 64
1972 Highlights

About October 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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