On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1972

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
  • 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


Person of interestAdam Clayton Powell Jr.

Adam Clayton Powell Jr., American politician (Rep-D-NY), dies of acute prostatitis 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
1972 Highlights

About April 4, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries