What Happened on April 16, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "That's Entertainment" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1st Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jane Blalock
  • Apollo 16 launched; 5th manned lunar landing (Decartes Highlands)
  • Chicago Cub Burt Hooton no-hits Phillies, 1-0
  • Two British soldiers are shot dead by the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) in separate incidents in Derry
  • Two giant pandas arrive in US from China

Famous Birthdays

  • Conchita Martinez, Monzon Spain, tennis star (1996 final Indian Wells)
  • Jim Ballard, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Scottish Claymores, Buffalo Bills)
  • Mario Bradley, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)

Famous Deaths

  • Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72