On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1972

Historical Events

Album Release

John Lennon releases political album "Sometime in NYC"; includes 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? 50 years and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Candy Man - Sammy Davis, Jr. with The Mike Curb Congregation
  • UK #1 Song: Vincent - Don Mclean