On This Day

What Happened on June 13, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 musician, 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-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