What Happened on March 27, 1973

Historical Events

Academy Awards

45th Academy Awards: "The Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win; Brando declines the Oscar for Best Actor to protest Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans in film, in a speech by activist Sacheen Littlefeather [1]

  • Dennis Amiss out for 99 v Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket

Music History

Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding and LSD possession

1973 History

Famous Deaths

  • Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 72
  • Michael Kalatozov, Russian director and cinematographer (When the Cranes Fly), dies at 69

About March 27, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
  • UK #1 Song: The Twelfth Of Never - Donny Osmond