On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1972

Historical Events

  • 26th Tony Awards: Sticks & Bones & 2 Gentlemen of Verona win
  • Apollo 16 astronauts explores Moon surface
  • The Sunday Times Insight Team publish their account of the events of 'Bloody Sunday'

Famous Birthdays

  • Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer and actress (Apuesta por un Amor), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet, born in Mont-Joli, Quebec
  • Rachel Hetherington, Australian golfer (ANA Inspiration 2001 runner-up, 8 LPGA Tour titles), born in Port Macquarie, NSW
  • Sonya Smith, Venezuelan-American actress (Cara Sucia), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1972 Highlights

About April 23, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus