On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Film tv awardsGolden Globes

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

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Actor Gene Hackman
Actor
Gene Hackman
  • 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
  • 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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Julian H Steward, US anthropologist (South American), dies at 70