On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1972

Historical Events

Music Single

Ringo Starr releases single "Back off Bugaloo" in the UK

Famous Birthdays

  • Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and Celtic musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)
  • Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian rock bassist (Hole, 1994-99), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 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? 49 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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