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)

Sports History

Lopsided MLB trade - St. Louis Cardinals trade pitcher Steve Carlton to Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Rick Wise; both players were involved in salary disputes with their teams

Music Single

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

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? 50 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Without You - Nilsson
  • UK #1 Song: Son of My Father - Chicory Tip