On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1972

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • XI Winter Olympic Games opens in Sapporo, Japan (1st in Asia)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jermaine Smith, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Keith Elias, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • Mart Poom, Estonian football player
  • Tyrone Poole, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers)

Famous Deaths

  • John Litel, American actor (Jezebel, Virginia City, My Hero), dies at 79
1972 Highlights

About February 3, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius