On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1972

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin visits Cairo

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

New York Mets manager Gil Hodges collapses just minutes after completing a round of golf in West Palm Beach, Florida, and dies of a heart attack

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tennessee Williams' "Small Craft Warnings" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams

Famous Birthdays

  • Chico Slimani, Moroccan-British singer (It's Chico Time), born in Bridgend, Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Halder, German general (b. 1884)

Person of interestGil Hodges

Gil Hodges, American baseball 1st baseman (8 x MLB All Star; Brooklyn / LA Dodgers; NY Mets; World Series 1955, 59, 69; Gold Glove Award 1957–59) and manager (Washington Senators, NY Mets), dies of heart attack at 57

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Japanese Martial Arts Grandmaster (b. 1887)
1972 Highlights

About April 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries