On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1972

Historical Events


OlympicsOlympic Gold

Dutch Olympic 1,500m and 5,000m speed skating champion Ard Schenk wins his 3rd gold medal at the Sapporo Winter Games when he takes out the 10,000m

Speed Skater Ard Schenk
Speed Skater
Ard Schenk

Famous Birthdays

  • Aftab Habib, cricketer (Leicestershire right handed batsman 1996)
  • Alex Bassi, American race car driver
  • Essence Atkins, American actress
  • John Slaney, St John's, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
  • Robyn Lively, American actress
1972 Highlights

About February 7, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius