On This Day

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

  • Steve Giles, English canoeist (Olympics-6-92, 96), born in Sussex, United Kingdom
  • William Goldsmith, American drummer (Foo Fighters; Sunny Day Real Estate), born in Seattle, Washington
1972 Highlights

About July 4, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

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