What Happened on February 14, 1972

Historical Events

  • CBS "Late Movie" premieres
  • Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's musical "Grease" starring Barry Bostwick, Carole Demas, and Adrienne Barbeau, opens at the Eden Theatre (later transferring to the Broadhurst, the Royale, and the Majestic), NYC; runs for 3,388 performances

Music History

John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-host the syndicated "The Mike Douglas Show" for entire week, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Lord Widgery arrives in Coleraine, where the 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972) Tribunal was to be based, and holds a preliminary hearing
  • Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & soft landing on Moon
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Big Daddy V, [Nelson Frazier Jr.] American professional wrestler, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina (d. 2014)
  • Bruno Heppell, Canadian CFL full back (Montreal Alouettes), born in La Prairie, Canada
  • Drew Bledsoe, American NFL quarterback (NE Patriots), born in Ellensburg, Washington
  • Erika Rachael Schwarz, Miss America (Louisiana-2nd-1997), born in Folsom, Louisiana
  • Hiroshi, Japanese comedian, born in Omuota, Japan
  • Najwa Nimri, Spanish actress, born in Pamplona, Spain

Rob ThomasRob Thomas (51 years old)

American singer (Matchbox Twenty), born in Landstuhl, West Germany

Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • (Lambertus) "Bertus" van Lyre, Dutch composer and conductor (Dike), dies at 65

About February 14, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Without You - Nilsson
  • UK #1 Song: Son of My Father - Chicory Tip