On This Day

What Happened on April 22, 1972

Historical Events

  • An 11-year-old boy killed by a rubber bullet fired by the British Army in Belfast; he was the first to die from a rubber bullet impact
  • Apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke ride on the Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Falchi, Tampera Finland, actress (La Dolce Vita '90)
  • Owen Finegan, Australian rugby union flanker (56 caps; ACT Brumbies, Leinster), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sabine Appelmans, Aalst Belg, tennis star (Strasbourg doubles final)
1972 Highlights

About April 22, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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