On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" opens at Playhouse NYC for 1,065 performances
  • Bangladesh becomes a member of the British Commonwealth

Historic Event

British Prime Minister Edward Heath confirms that a plan to conduct an arrest operation, in the event of a riot during the march on 30 January 1972, was known to British government Ministers in advance

  • Hungary revises its constitution to declare itself a socialist state
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Jack, American NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jeff Wilkins, American NFL kicker (SF 49ers, St Louis Rams), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Rivaldo, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team 1993-2003), born in Recife, Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • Adolf Bach, German philologist/sociologist, dies at 82
  • Billy Burke, American golfer (US Open 1931), dies at 69
1972 Highlights

About April 19, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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