What Happened on February 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1972 NFL Draft: Walt Patulski from University of Notre Dame first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1st scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395)
  • British Prime Minister Edward Heath announces the appointment of Lord Chief Justice Lord Widgery to undertake an inquiry into the 13 deaths on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972)
  • Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
  • The Ministry of Defence also issues a detailed account of the British Army's version of events during 'Bloody Sunday'
  • Wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoff Sanderson, Hay River, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers)
  • Kami (musician), drummer of Japanese visual kei band Malice Mizer (d. 1999)
  • Richard Becker, Aurora IL, outfielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • Yoshi DeHerrera, American TV personality
  • [Thomas] Carlton Bruner, US, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-96)