On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1972

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Erik Ullenhag, Swedish jurist and politician
  • Jay Barker, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
  • Jozef Stümpel, Slovak NHL forward (Boston Bruins, LA Kings), born in Nitra, Czechoslovakia
  • Vitamin C [Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick], American singer and actress, born in Old Bridge, New Jersey
1972 Highlights

About July 20, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lean On Me - Bill Withers
  • UK #1 Song: Puppy Love - Donny Osmond