On This Day

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."

Famous Birthdays

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

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
1972 Highlights

About March 11, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces