On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1972

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball 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

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 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, Spanish economist and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (2018-), born in Madrid, Spain
1972 Highlights

About February 29, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces