January 27, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • The British Army and the Irish Republican Army engage in gun battles near County Armagh; British troops fire over 1,000 rounds of ammunition
  • Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers shot dead by IRA in an attack on their patrol car in the Creggan Road, Derry

Deaths in History

  • Richard Courant, German/American mathematician, dies at 84