On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1972

Historical Events

  • 1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bibian Mentel-Spee, Dutch para-snowboarding athlete (Winter Paralympics gold snowboard cross 2014, 18; banked slalom 2018; 5 x gold World C'ship), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2021)
  • Clara Hughes, cyclist (Olympics 2 bronze-96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Craig L. Rice, American Politician

Person of interestGwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress (Pallbearer, Emma, Hard Eight), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Laurie Shepard, Cordele, GA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • Malachy Loye, cricketer (Northamptonshire & England "A" batsman)
  • Sylvia Crawley, American basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1892)
1972 Highlights

About September 27, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra