What Happened on March 11, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Inner City" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 97 performances
  • 19th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Maryland, 73-64
  • OPEC threatens "appropriate sanctions" against companies that "fail to comply with . . . any action taken by a Member Country in accordance with [OPEC] decisions."
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Greenwood, American NFL cornerback (NY Jets), born in Fort Ord, California
  • Jamal Duff, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, Wash Redskins)
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Fredric Brown, American sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65
  • Zack Wheat, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (NL batting champion 1918; Brooklyn Superbas / Dodgers / Robins 1909–26), dies of a heart attack at 83

About March 11, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Without You - Nilsson
  • UK #1 Song: Without You - Nilsson