On This Day

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 concertMusic Concert

Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Carole King & Quincy Jones perform at a benefit for George McGovern for President

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

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

Famous Deaths

  • Otto Brenner, German trade union leader (Industrial Union of Metalworkers), dies at 64
1972 Highlights

About April 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries