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
  • Sale Isaia, OL (Baltimore Ravens)

Famous Deaths

  • Clyde McPhatter, American R&B singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love), dies at 39
  • Dündar Taşer, Turkish nationalist (b. 1925)