On This Day

What Happened on February 25, 1972

Historical Events

  • Attempted assassination of Irish Minister of State for Home Affairs John Taylor who is shot a number of times (the Official Irish Republican Army later claimed responsibility)
  • Lopsided trade, Cards trade Steve Carlton to Phillies for Rick Wise

Music releaseMusic Single

Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Harrison, guard (Detroit Lions)
  • Erwin van de Looi, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Sean Harris, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
1972 Highlights

About February 25, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces