On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1972

Historical Events

  • Two British soldiers die in an IRA land mine attack near Rosslea, County Fermanagh

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Ottis, tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Dwayne Joseph, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • Simon Staho, Danish film director

Person of interestWayne Brady

Wayne Brady, American actor and comedian (The Wayne Brady Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), born in Columbus, Georgia

  • Wentworth Miller, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Philipp, German composer, dies at 81
1972 Highlights

About June 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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