What Happened on February 21, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Michael Weller's "Moonchildren" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Richard Nixon becomes the first US President to visit China, normalizing relations between the countries

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • The first session of the Widgery Tribunal, investigating the events of 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972), is held in Coleraine, County Derry

Agreement of InterestNixon Meets Mao

US President Richard Nixon meets Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Beijing
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Richard Nixon meets Chairman Mao in Beijing
Richard Nixon meets Chairman Mao in Beijing

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)