On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

14th Daytona 500: A.J. Foyt dominates the race, winning by almost 2 laps over his closest competitor Charlie Glotzbach

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • 1st time Cleveland Cavaliers beat NY Knicks (111-109)
  • Ard Schenk wins world championship for speed skating
  • Sicco Mansholt becomes chairman of European Committee

Famous Birthdays

  • K-OS, Canadian musician/rapper

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Menges, English composer, dies at 69
  • Maria Goeppert-Mayer, American-German atomic physicist (Nobel 1963), dies at 65
  • Walter Winchell, writer/actor (Dondi, Love & Hisses), dies at 74