On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 1972

Historical Events

  • In Eisenstadt v. Baird the US Supreme Court rules unmarried people have same right to contraception as married people.
  • Musical "The Selling of the President" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Nick Mileti purchases Cleveland Indians for $9 million

Historic Event

US Congress approves the Equal Rights Amendment (still not ratified)

  • 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
  • Pieter Christiaan, Prince of Netherlands, grandson of Queen Juliana, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Shawn Bradley, German American NBA center 7ft 6 in tall (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets, Space Jams), born in Landstuhl, West Germany
1972 Highlights

About March 22, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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