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 Baseball Hall of Fame

Theater Premiere

Tom Stoppard's play "Jumpers" premieres in London

1972 History

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.
  • Zoë Keating, Canadian-American cellist (Rasputina) and composer (Into The Trees), born in Guelph, Ontario
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Jessie Royce Landis [Medbury], American stage and screen actress (To Catch A Thief; North by Northwest), dies of cancer at 75
  • Natalie Clifford Barney, American writer (b. 1876)

About February 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: American Pie (Parts I & II) - Don McLean
  • UK #1 Song: Telegram Sam - T Rex