On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1972

Historical Events

  • John Young & Charles Duke explores the Moon as part of mission Apollo 16
  • Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched

Famous Birthdays

  • David Williams, Bedford PA, outfielder (SF Giants)
  • Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
  • Severina [Vuckovic], Croatian pop singer and actress (Moja Stikla), born in Split, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Tia Jackson, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
1972 Highlights

About April 21, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus