What Happened on February 6, 1972

Historical Events

Golden Globes

29th Golden Globes: "The French Connection", Gene Hackman, & Jane Fonda win

  • A Civil Rights march held in Newry, County Down; very large turn-out with many people attending to protest at the killings in Derry the previous Sunday

Olympic Gold

Dutch speed skater Ard Schenk follows his win in the 5,000m with victory in the 1,500m, on his way to 3 gold medals at the Sapporo Winter Olympics; also wins 10,000m

1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • David Binn, American NFL safety (San Diego Chargers), born in San Mateo, California
  • Mark Labbrook, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Shawn Respert, American NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors), born in Detroit, Michigan
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Julian Steward, American anthropologist (cultural ecology), dies at 70

About February 6, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Let's Stay Together - Al Green
  • UK #1 Song: Telegram Sam - T Rex