On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1972

Historical Events

  • Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Emir & Prime Minister of Qatar
  • The Official IRA bombs Aldershot military barracks, the headquarters of the British Parachute Regiment, killing seven people; thought to be in retaliation for Bloody Sunday.

Meeting of Interest

US President Richard Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in Beijing


Famous Birthdays

Michael Chang

Michael Chang, American tennis player, coach (French Open 1989), born in Hoboken, New Jersey

1972 Highlights

About February 22, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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