What Happened on March 16, 1972

Historical Events

Music History

John Lennon and Yoko Ono are served with deportation papers by US Immigration Department

Music History

Singer James Brown performs two shows for over 1,000 detainees awaiting trial at the Adolescent Remand Shelter on Rikers Island, NYC

Famous Deaths

  • Pie Traynor, American Baseball HOF 3rd baseman (MLB All-Star 1933, 34; World Series 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates) and manager (Pittsburgh Pirates 1934–39), dies at 72

About March 16, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
  • UK #1 Song: Without You - Nilsson