On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1972

Historical Events

  • Pierre Messmer appointed French premier
  • Two Protestant brothers are found shot dead outside of Belfast (speculation that they were killed by Loyalists because they had Catholic girlfriends)

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Bays, American actor (Bronx Zoo; Days of Our Live), born in Enrico, California
  • Robert Esmie, Canadian 4X100m runner (Olympic gold 1996), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Zainichi-Korean wrestler (NJPW), born in Kyoto, Japan
1972 Highlights

About July 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 21 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