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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lopsided MLB trade - St. Louis Cardinals trade pitcher Steve Carlton to Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Rick Wise

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton

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? 49 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces