On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1972

Historical Events

  • Michael Weller's "Moonchildren" premieres in NYC

Agreement of InterestNixon 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

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

Famous Birthdays

  • 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? 48 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces