What Happened on March 20, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 19 mountain climbers killed on Japan's Mount Fuji during an avalanche
  • Donegall Street bombing: the Provisional Irish Republican Army detonate its first car bomb on Donegall Street in Belfast; four civilians, two RUC officers and a UDR soldier killed while 148 people were wounded
  • S Mansholt succeeds Malfatti as chairman of European Committee

Famous Birthdays

  • Ajah Wilson-Ogechukwu, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Alexander Kapranos, Greek-British musician (Franz Ferdinand)

Famous Deaths

  • Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter/graphic artist, dies at 51
  • Jan Engelman, Dutch poet/art critic (At the Front), dies at 71
  • Marilyn Maxwell, actress (Grace-Bus Stop), dies at 50