What Happened on February 29, 1972

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron becomes first player to earn $200,000 average annual salary; signs 3-year deal with Atlanta Braves after one of his best seasons – .327 average, 47 HRs and 118 RBIs

  • Jack Anderson discloses Dita Beard (ITT) memo indicating antitrust charges were dropped for $400,000 contribution to Republican Party

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Sabato Jr, actor (Jagger Cates-General Hospital)
  • Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (d. 2002)

Pedro Sánchez (51 years old)

Spanish economist and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (2018-), born in Madrid, Spain

Born in 1972

About February 29, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 7 months
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