On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1972

Historical Events

  • 20 days after he was kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas

Academy Awards

44th Academy Awards: "The French Connection", Gene Hackman & Jane Fonda win

  • 7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars
  • Two British soldiers are killed in a bomb attack in Derry
  • US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons

Famous Birthdays

  • Maurice Harrell, American NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers), born in McRae, Georgia
  • Richard Wearne, Australian rower (Olympics 1996) and photographer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sue Merz, American ice hockey defenseman (Olympics 1998), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
1972 Highlights

About April 10, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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