On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
  • Nikka Costa, American singer
  • Rob Huebel, American comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Godfried Devreese, composer, dies at 79