What Happened on April 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Film tv awardsFilm Awards

44th Academy Awards: "The French Connection", Gene Hackman & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Actor Gene Hackman
Actor
Gene Hackman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Isreali Prime Minister Menachem Begin visits Cairo

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tennessee Williams' "Small Craft Warnings" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams

Famous Birthdays

  • Chico Slimani, Moroccoan-British singer
  • Graham Hood, Winnipeg Manitoba, 1.5k runner (Olympics-9-92, 96)

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Halder, German general (b. 1884)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Gil Hodges, manager (NY Mets), dies of heart attack at 57

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Japanese Martial Arts Grandmaster (b. 1887)