On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1972

Historical Events

  • Angela Davis, African American activist, acquitted of killing a white guard
  • French Open Men's Tennis: AndrĂ©s Gimeno of Spain wins his only major singles title; beats Frenchman Patrick Proisy 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Derian Hatcher, American hockey defenseman (NHL All Star 1997, Dallas Stars), born in Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • Rob Huebel, American comedian
  • [Domenica] Nikka Costa, American pop and soul singer-songwriter, and musician, born in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Godfried Devreese, Belgian violinist, composer (Gothic Symphony), and conductor, dies at 79
1972 Highlights

About June 4, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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