What Happened on January 30, 1972

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
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Karel Boleslav Jirak, Czech composer and pedagogue, dies at 81

About January 30, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: American Pie (Parts I & II) - Don McLean
  • UK #1 Song: Telegram Sam - T Rex