What Happened on February 10, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday

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, cricketer (Australian Test fast bowler v WI 1996)
  • Nancy Christian, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1995), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Sara Simmons, Belmont Mass, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Torey Hunter, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers)