What Happened on February 15, 1972

Historical Events

  • Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes metropolitan of Imbros and Tenedos
  • Newly-formed NHL franchise New York Islanders hire Bill Torrey as their first General Manager
  • President Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador deposed for 4th time
  • Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

Jaromír Jágr (51 years old)

Czech NHL, CZE. CLE right wing, 1990-present, 2X Stanley Cup, 5X NHL Scoring Champion, 13X All-Star (Pittsburgh Penguins, and 8 other teams; Czech Olympic gold, 1998), and team owner (HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga (ELH)born in Kladno, Czech Republic

  • Lance Scott, NFL offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Edgar Snow, American author and journalist (Battle for Asia), dies at 66
  • Jef [Josephus CF] Last, Dutch poet/Indonesian politician, dies at 73

About February 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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