What Happened on January 30, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 'Bloody Sunday': 27 unarmed civilians are shot (of whom 14 were killed) by the British Army during a civil rights march in Derry; this is the highest death toll from a single shooting incident during 'the Troubles'
  • Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations

Famous Birthdays

  • Burt Thornton, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Chris Simon, Wawa, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Jill McGill, LPGA golfer (1995 British Open-2nd), born in Denver, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer, dies at 81