What Happened on June 15, 1972

Historical Events

  • Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die
  • The Social Democratic and Labour Party meet Secretary of State for Northern Ireland W Whitelaw, to present the IRA's conditions for a meeting
  • West German police arrested RAF leader Ulrike Meinhof
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Pettitte, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • DeWayne Patterson, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Hank Von Helvete [Hans-Erik Husby], Norwegian punk rock singer (Turbonegro), born in Gravdal, Norway (d. 2021)
  • Jean Francois Labbe, Canadian NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche), born in Sherbrooke, Ontario
  • Justin Leonard, American golfer (British Open 1997; 12 PGA Tour titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Lianne Bennion, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Ramiro Mendoza, Panamanian MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Los Santos, Panama
  • Tony Clark, American MLB infielder, 1995-2009 (Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and 4 other teams), and union leader (MLBPA director, 2013-present), born in Newton, Kansas
Born in 1972

About June 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 13 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