On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1972

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ringo Starr releases "Back off Bugaloo" in UK

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

Famous Birthdays

  • Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and Celtic musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)
  • Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian musician
  • Mia Hamm, Anerican soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Selma, Alabama

Famous Deaths

  • Manny Martindale, West Indian cricket fast bowler (10 Tests, 37 wickets; Barbados), dies at 62
1972 Highlights

About March 17, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces