On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Ireland-Wales Five Nations Rugby match scheduled for Lansdowne Road, Dublin is cancelled because of escalating political situation; Championship not completed for first time since World War II
  • Slag heap dam collapses above Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, kills 125

Famous Birthdays

  • Clint McDaniel, American NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Scott Turner, American politician & NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in Richardson, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus), dies at 50