On This Day

What Happened on March 30, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 156 performances
  • North Vietnam launches a major conventional offensive against South Vietnam
  • Northern Ireland's Government and Parliament dissolved by the British Government and 'direct rule' from Westminster is introduced
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Brenden Stai, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Peggy Zlotkowski, Miss France-Universe (1989)

Famous Deaths

  • Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator famous for his WWII sign-on "There's good news tonight", dies of pneumonia at 81
  • Peter Whitney, actor (Rough Riders), dies at 55
1972 Highlights

About March 30, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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