On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Pettitte, Baton Rouge LA, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • DeWayne Patterson, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Hank Von Helvete, Turbonegro Frontman
  • Jean Francois Labbe, Sherbrooke, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Justin Leonard, American golfer (British Open 1997; 12 PGA Tour titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Lianne Bennion, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Ramiro Mendoza, Los Santos Panama, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Tony Clark, American infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Newton, Kansas
1972 Highlights

About June 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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