On This Day

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.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jaromír Jágr, Czech NHL right wing (Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup 1991-92, 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
1972 Highlights

About February 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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