What Happened on April 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • A member of the British Army is shot dead by the Official IRA in the Divis area of Belfast.
  • A member of the Official Irish Republican Army is shot dead by British soldiers at Joy Street in the Markets area of Belfast close to his home

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Carole King & Quincy Jones perform at a benefit for George McGovern for President

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Famous Birthdays

  • Lou Romano, American voice actor
  • Melvin Johnson, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Peter Billingsley, actor (Real People), born in NYC, New York
  • Ricky Otero, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Ronald Cherry, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Vickie Johnson, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)

Famous Deaths

  • Otto Brenner, German trade union leader, dies at 64