What Happened on June 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die
  • The Social Democratic and Labour Party meet Secretary of State for Northern Ireland W Whitelaw, to present the IRA's conditions for a meeting
  • West German police arrested RAF leader Ulrike Meinhof

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Pettitte, Baton Rouge LA, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • DeWayne Patterson, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Hank Von Helvete, Turbonegro Frontman
  • Jean Francois Labbe, Sherbrooke, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Justin C G Leonard, PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-3rd), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Lianne Bennion, rower (Olympics-96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Ramiro Mendoza, Los Santos Panama, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Sandy Mccarthy, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Tony Clark, Newton KS, infielder (Detroit Tigers)