On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1972

Historical Events

Album Release

John Lennon's political album "Sometime in NYC" released including the songs "Woman is the Nigger of the World", "Attica State" and "Luck of the Irish"

Famous Birthdays

  • Bounty Killer [Rodney Basil Price], Jamaican deejay, born in Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Inger Miller, American 100m runner, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nathalie Baudone, Rocurt Belgium, tennis star (3rd round 1995 US Open)
  • Patrick van Diemen, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, NEC), born in Woerden, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Wilson, American writer (To the Finland station), dies at 79
  • Saul David Alinsky, radical writer (John L Lewis), dies at 63
1972 Highlights

About June 12, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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