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 This day in History - April 27
356 Historic Events for April 27
1972

Apollo 16 returns to Earth

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1972

NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported

Event
1972

Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62

Death
1972

Ethan Brooks, NFL/WAFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Rhein Fire)

Birth
1973

KC Royal Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0

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1973

Andr‚ Govan, Culver City Calif, actor (Monster Squad)

Birth
1973

Libbe de Wal, founder of Humanistic Covenant, dies at 72

Death
1973

Jim Sims, cricketer (England leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1935-37), dies

Death
1973

S‚bastien Lareau, Montreal Quebec, tennis player (Olympics-96)

Birth
1974

Pete Chryplewicz, tight end (Detroit Lions)

Birth
1974

Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107

Event
1974

Carlos Fortes, soccer player (Sparta)

Birth
1975

Michael Booker, cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)

Birth
1975

Kenny Harris, safety (Arizona Cardinals)

Birth
1975

Andr‚ Gower, actor (Baby Makes 5, Fathers and Sons, Mr President)

Birth
1975

Nicholas Soussanin, actor (Last Command), dies at 86

Death
1975

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1975

Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic

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1976

"So Long 174th St" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 16 performances

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1976

Arabic Monetary Fund established in Abu Dhabi

Event
1977

Stanley Adams, actor (Lillies of the Field, Thunder Alley), dies at 61

Death
1977

Bloody riots in Soweto South Africa

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1977

HCC, Hobby Computer Club, forms in Netherlands

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1978

Accident at nuclear reactor Willow Island, W Virginia, kills 51

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1978

14th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 4-3 in 11

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