What Happened on February 26, 1972

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 (Texas House of Representatives 2013-17) and NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins, SD Chargers, Denver Broncos), born in Richardson, Texas
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

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

About February 26, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 7 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