On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1972

Historical Events

  • Egypt drops diplomatic relations with Jordan
  • The Scarman Tribunal Report, an inquiry into the causes of violence during the summer of 1969 in N Ireland, is published, finding that the Royal Ulster Constabulary had been seriously at fault

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald Blair, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Hurvin McCormack, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jason Hervey, actor (Wayne Arnold-Wonder Years)

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Donlevy, American actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island), dies at 71
1972 Highlights

About April 6, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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