October 16, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 2 members of the Offical Irish Republican Army are shot dead by the British Army in County Tyrone
  • A Protestant youth member (15) of the Ulster Defence Association, and a UDA member (26) are run over by British Army vehicles during riots in east Belfast
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival breaks up

Birthdays in History

  • Stephen O'Connor, Irish amateur snooker champ (1990)

Deaths in History

  • Hale Boggs, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana (b. 1914)