On This Day

What Happened on February 4, 1972

Historical Events

  • 6th round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks ends in Vienna Austria

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Dutch speed skater Ard Schenk wins the 5,000m at the Sapporo Winter Olympics; also wins the 1,500m and 10,000m gold medals

Speed Skater Ard Schenk
Speed Skater
Ard Schenk

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Senator Strom Thurmond suggests John Lennon be deported

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Famous Birthdays

  • Giovanni Silva De Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
  • Kelvin Anderson, CFL running back (Calgary Stampeders)
1972 Highlights

About February 4, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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