On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Three members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature bomb explosion in Belfast

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Clark, tight end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Joanne Brown, Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Olym-bronze-96)
  • Lovett Purnell, wide receiver (New England Patriots)
  • Malcolm Huckaby, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • Shana Williams, Bridgeton NJ, long jumper/heptathlete

Famous Deaths

MurderJoe Gallo

"Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, murdered at his 43rd birthday party by rival mobsters

Gangster Joe Gallo
Joe Gallo
  • Abeid Karume, Tanzanian sheik/president, murdered
  • Victor Wong, American actor (Mission to Moscow, War Correspondent, King Kong), dies at 65