What Happened on April 15, 1972

Historical Events

  • A member of the British Army is shot dead by the Official IRA in the Divis area of Belfast.
  • A member of the Official Irish Republican Army is shot dead by British soldiers at Joy Street in the Markets area of Belfast close to his home

Music Concert

Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Carole King, and Quincy Jones perform benefit concert for George McGovern for President campaign at the Forum in Inglewood, California

1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Lou Romano, American voice actor
  • Peter Billingsley, American actor (Real People), born in NYC, New York
  • Ricky Otero, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Ronald Cherry, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Vickie Johnson, American basketball guard and coach (WNBA All-Star 1999, 2001; NY Liberty; coach San Antonio Stars), born in Coushatta, Louisiana
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Otto Brenner, German trade union leader (Industrial Union of Metalworkers), dies at 64

About April 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
  • UK #1 Song: Amazing Grace - The Pipes & Drums & Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards