On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Selling of the President" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 5 performances

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Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified)

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum President
Phyllis Schlafly
  • In Eisenstadt v. Baird the US Supreme Court rules unmarried people have same right to contraception as married people.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP

  • Nick Mileti purchases Cleveland Indians for $9 million
  • Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle

Famous Birthdays

  • Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure-skater (World C'ship gold singles 1994, 95, 97; Olympic silver 94, 98), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • John Farquhar, tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • Pieter Christiaan, Prince of Netherlands
  • Shawn Bradley, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets, Space Jams)
1972 Highlights

About March 22, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries