On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1972

Historical Events

  • German mass murderers "Three of Breda" freed
  • Test Cricket debut of Lawrence Rowe WI v NZ Kingston, 214 & 100

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wilt Chamberlain of the Los Angeles Lakers becomes first player in NBA history to reach the career 30,000 point mark during a 110-109 loss to the Phoenix Suns

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerome Bettis, American NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Detroit, Michigan
1972 Highlights

About February 16, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius