What Happened on February 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Bill Torrey becomes 1st Islander General Manager
  • Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes metropolitan of Imbros/Tenedos
  • Pres Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador deposed for 4th time
  • Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jaromir Jagr, Kladno Cze, NHL right wing (Penguins, Czech Oly-G-1998)
  • Lance Scott, NFL offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)

Famous Deaths

  • Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist (Battle for Asia), dies at 66
  • Jef [Josephus CF] Last, Dutch poet/Indonesian politician, dies at 73