April 16, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Apollo 16 launched; 5th manned lunar landing (Decartes Highlands)
  • Two British soldiers are shot dead by the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) in separate incidents in Derry
  • Two giant pandas arrive in US from China

Birthdays in History

  • Tracey K. Smith, American poet (Pulitzer prize 2011, Poet Laureate), born in Falmouth, Massachusetts

Deaths in History

  • Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72