What Happened on July 4, 1972

Historical Events

  • The Royal Ulster Constabulary forward a file about the killings on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972) to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Stephen Giles, Canadian sprint canoeist (World C'ship gold C-1 1,000 1998; Olympic bronze 2000), born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick
  • William Goldsmith, American drummer (Foo Fighters; Sunny Day Real Estate), born in Seattle, Washington
Born in 1972
1972 Highlights

About July 4, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Music Charts

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