On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Bloody Sunday: 27 unarmed civilians are shot (14 are killed) by the British Army during a civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland; this is the highest death toll from a single shooting incident during 'the Troubles'
  • Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player (Colorado Avalanche), born in Wawa, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer, dies at 81