On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Selling of the President" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified)
  • In Eisenstadt v. Baird the US Supreme Court rules unmarried people have same right to contraception as married people.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 (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)