What Happened on February 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Bill Torrey becomes 1st Islander General Manager
  • Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes metropolitan of Imbros and Tenedos
  • President Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador deposed for 4th time
  • Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jaromir Jagr, NHL right wing (Penguins, Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Kladno, Czech Republic
  • Lance Scott, NFL offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

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