On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1972

Historical Events

  • One leap second is added to the UTC time system; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
  • Ulster Defence Association (UDA) begin to organise its own 'no-go' areas (this is a response to the continuation of Republican 'no-go' areas and fears about concessions to the IRA)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Comiskey, CFL guard (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Garret Anderson, American baseball outfielder (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • James Martin, English celebrity chef (Saturday Kitchen), born in Malton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • Tyrone Davis, American NFL tight end (NY Jets, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Halifax, Virginia
1972 Highlights

About June 30, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer