On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

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, Eau Claire WI, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • Elissa [Elissar Zakaria Khoury ] Lebanese singer, born in Deir el Ahmar, Lebanon
  • John Steel, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Lee Clark, English footballer
  • Maria Mutola, Maputo Mozambique, 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea)

Famous Deaths

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