What Happened on April 1, 1972

Historical Events

  • 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • MLB players stage first ever collective strike; play resumes (13/4/72) when owners and players agree to $500,000 increase in pension fund payments

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen and Albert Hughes, American film directors
  • Darren McCarty, Canadian NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1997, 98, 2002, 08; Detroit Red Wings), born in Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Jesse Tobias, American session and touring guitarist (Alanis Morrisette; Morrisey, 2004-present), born in Austin, Texas
  • Mike McCoy, American football coach (NFL: San Diego Chargers 2013-16), born in San Francisco, California
1972 Highlights

About April 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: A Horse With No Name - America
  • UK #1 Song: Without You - Nilsson