What Happened on June 16, 1972

Historical Events

Album Release

RCA releases David Bowie's fifth studio album "The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"; it is considered his artistic breakthrough

  • The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador

Famous Birthdays

  • John Cho, Korean-American actor (Star Trek), born in Seoul, South Korea
Born in 1972

About June 16, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 11 months and 19 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