On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 1972

Historical Events

  • -29] Tropical storm Agnes upgraded to a hurricane, makes landfall in Panama City (would kill 128)
  • A Catholic civilian is shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in the Cracked Cup Social Club, Belfast
  • Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers face flight delays and cancellations after pilots threaten to strike over hijack fears
  • Secretary of State for Northern Ireland William Whitelaw concedes 'special category' status, or 'political status' for paramilitary prisoners in Northern Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Andre Strode, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • Anna Van der Kamp, Abbotsford BC, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Dennis Lyxzén, Swedish musician

Jean Dujardin

Jean Dujardin, 1st French actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor (The Artist), born in Rueil-Malmaison, Île-de-France

  • Millard Coleman, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Poppy Montgomery, Australian actress (Without a Trace), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Robin Tunney, American actress (The Mentalist), born in Chicago, Illinois
1972 Highlights

About June 19, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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