What Happened on April 19, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" opens at Playhouse NYC for 1,065 performances
  • Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth
  • British Prime Ministe rEdward Heath confirms that a plan to conduct an arrest operation, in the event of a riot during the march on 30 January 1972, was known to British government Ministers in advance
  • Hungary revises its constitution to declare itself a socialist state
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Jack, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jeff Wilkins, NFL kicker (SF 49ers, St Louis Rams), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Rivaldo, Brazilian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Adolf Bach, German philologist/sociologist, dies at 82