On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1972

Historical Events

  • 14" of rain in 6 hrs burst Rapid City SD dam, drowns 237

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia Records

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
  • In a show of support for Iraq, OPEC moves to prevent companies whose interests were nationalized in Iraq from increasing production elsewhere

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Strang, Zimbabwean cricket pace bowler (brother of Paul Zimbabwe), born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Tomoe Hanba, Japanese voice actress (Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Wesley Reid Scantlin, American guitarist and singer (Puddle of Mudd), born in Kansas City, Missouri
1972 Highlights

About June 9, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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