On This Day

What Happened on February 10, 1972

Historical Events

  • BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings
  • Ras al Khaima joins United Arab Emirates
  • Two British soldiers are killed in a land mine attack near Cullyhanna, County Armagh; an IRA member is shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with RUC officers
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Kasprowicz, Australian cricketer (Australian Test fast bowler v WI 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Sara Simmons, US rower (Olympics 1996), born in Belmont, Massachusetts
1972 Highlights

About February 10, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius