On This Day

What Happened on March 14, 1972

Historical Events

Grammy Awards

14th Grammy Awards: Carole King's "It's Too Late"; Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine"; Carly Simon; Isaac Hayes; Muddy Waters; and Bill Evans win

Grammy Awards

Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award, for his album"They Call Me Muddy Waters"

  • NBA's Cincinnati Royals, plagued by poor home attendance, announce they are moving franchise to Kansas City
  • Two IRA members shot dead by British soldiers in the Bogside area of Derry

Famous Birthdays

  • Antowain Smith, running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • Aris Brimanis, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Clover Maitland, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics 1996)
1972 Highlights

About March 14, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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