On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1972

Historical Events

  • Angry demonstrators burn the British Embassy in Dublin to the ground in protest at the shooting dead of 13 people on 'bloody sunday'
  • Lefty Gomez, Ross Youngs & William Harridge selected for Hall of Fame

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Tom Stoppard's play "Jumpers" premieres in London

Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Williams, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Dana International, Israeli singer
  • Ivan Droppa, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, NHL defenseman (Chicago)
  • Lance Brown, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Tego Calderón, nominated reggaeton singer/rapper.

Famous Deaths

  • Jessie Royce Landis, actress (North by Northwest), dies at 67
  • Natalie Clifford Barney, American writer (b. 1876)
1972 Highlights

About February 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius