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
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Howes, American jazz violinist (Out Of The Blue), born in Rocky River, Ohio
  • Seo Taiji [Jeong Hyeon-Cheol], Korean rock-pop and hip-hop musician, singer, and songwriter, born in Seoul, South Korea
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Bronislava Nijinska, Polish-Russian ballet dancer (Ballets Russes) and choreographer (1914-70), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Eugène Tisserant, French Catholic candinal (b. 1884)

About February 21, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Holidays: Washington's Birthday (United States)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Without You - Nilsson
  • UK #1 Song: Son of My Father - Chicory Tip