On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • British government declares state of emergency after month-long coal miners' strike
  • William Craig, who had been Northern Ireland Minister for Home Affairs, launches 'Ulster Vanguard' as an umbrella movement for the right-ring of Unionism

Famous Birthdays

  • Crispin Freeman, American voice actor
  • Darren Ferguson, Scottish footballer
  • Jason George, actor (Michael Bourre-Sunset Beach)
  • Norbert Rosza, Hungarian swimmer (100m freestyle record)