What Happened on February 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Another Puff" by Jerry Reed peaks at #65
  • Bob Douglas is 1st African American elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Two IRA members are killed when a bomb they were planting exploded prematurely
  • US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers & baggage

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Bailey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • Erin Phillips, Miss America-Missouri (1996), born in Mexico, Missouri,
  • Koriki Chōshū, Japanese comedian
  • Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
  • Tony Johnson, tight end (New Orleans Saints)

Famous Deaths

  • Marianne Moore, US poetess (Pulitzer 1951), dies at 84