On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st electric power plant fueled by garbage begins operating

Famous Birthdays

  • Chad Eaton, American football player (New England Patriots), born in Exeter, New Hampshire
  • Jill Scott, American soul singer and songwriter (Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jim Werland, Ventura California, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Magnus Sveningsson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans), born in Falk√∂ping, Sweden
  • Matt Wagner, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Famous Deaths

  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr, American politician (Rep-D-NY), dies at 63
  • John A H J S Bruins Slot, co-founder/editor in chief (illegal), dies
  • Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus & Elidco), dies at 69