What Happened on February 16, 1972

Historical Events

Music History

American guitar legend Chuck Berry and former Beatle John Lennon perform together, with Yoko Ono, on 'The Mike Douglas Show' TV program

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

NBA Record

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

1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerome Bettis, American Pro Football HOF running back (Super Bowl 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers; First-team All-Pro 1993, 96; 6 × Pro Bowl), born in Detroit, Michigan
Born in 1972

About February 16, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 17 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