On This Day

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


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
1972 Highlights

About February 6, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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