What Happened on December 20, 1972

Historical Events

  • Five civilians (four Catholics, one Protestant) killed in gun attack on the Top of the Hill Bar in Derry, North Ireland

Film & TV History

Neil Simons "Sunshine Boys" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Anders Odden, Norwegian musician, born in Stavanger, Norway
  • Jan Caloun, Czech hockey forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
  • Jonathan Wyatt, New Zealand 5000m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Scott Slutzker, American football tight end (Indianapolis Colts), born in Oakland, California

Famous Deaths

1972 Highlights

About December 20, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Me And Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul
  • UK #1 Song: Long Haired Lover From Liverpool - Little Jimmy Osmond