On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1972

Historical Events

  • 2 British soldiers are killed by an IRA booby trap bomb in Belfast
  • A Catholic civilian is shot dead during an IRA attack on a British Army patrol in Belfast

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed O'Bannon, American NBA forward (NJ Nets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Evan Pilgrim, American NFL guard (Chicago Bears), born in Pittsburg, California
  • Jay Manuel, Canadian make-up artist, born in Springfield, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Jules Romains, French novelist, playwright and poet (Men of Good Will), dies at 86
  • Oscar Levant, American actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), dies at 65
  • Pierre Brasseur [Espinasse], French actor (Eyes Without a Face, Children of Paradise), dies from a heart attack at 66
1972 Highlights

About August 14, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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