On This Day

What Happened on June 13, 1972

Historical Events

  • The Irish Republican Army invites British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Willie Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"

Famous Birthdays

  • Natalie MacMaster, Canadian Cape Breton-style fiddler, born in Troy, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Sale Isaia, American football guard (Baltimore Ravens), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Famous Deaths

  • Clyde McPhatter, American R&B singer (Drifters, 1953-55 - "Honey Love"; solo - "Treasure My Love"), dies at 39
  • Dündar Taşer, Turkish nationalist (b. 1925)
  • Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-German princess by her marriage to the diplomat Prince Friedrich Franz von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst and spy, dies at 80
1972 Highlights

About June 13, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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