On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1972

Historical Events

  • Michael Weller's "Moonchildren" premieres in NYC

Nixon Meets Mao

Richard Nixon becomes the first US President to visit China, normalizing relations between the countries in a meeting with Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Beijing

  • The first session of the Widgery Tribunal, investigating the events of 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972), is held in Coleraine, County Derry

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Howes, American jazz violinist (Out Of The Blue), born in Rocky River, Ohio
  • Seo Taiji, Korean musician, born in Seoul, South Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Bronislava Nijinska, Polish-Russian ballet dancer (b. 1891)
  • Eugène Tisserant, French Catholic candinal (b. 1884)
1972 Highlights

About February 21, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Washington's Birthday (United States)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces