On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1972

Historical Events

  • Apollo 16's Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2
  • Kallicharran scores his 2nd Test century in his 2nd Test Cricket

Music Premiere

Virgil Thomson's final opera, "Lord Byron", with libretto by Jack Larson, first performance at Lincoln Center, New York City

Famous Birthdays

Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra [Tara Leigh Patrick], American model and actress (Scary Movie, Meet the Spartans), born in Sharonville, Ohio

  • Lê Huỳnh Đức, Vietnamese footballer, born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Stephen Marley, Jamaican-American reggae musician, son of Bob Marley, born in Wilmington, Delaware
1972 Highlights

About April 20, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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