What Happened on March 30, 1972

Historical Events

  • 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

Music Premiere

Revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical-comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", starring Phil Silvers, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC; runs for 156 performances and wins 2 Tony Awards

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brenden Stai, American NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Phoenix, Arizona
Born in 1972

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, American actor (Rough Riders), dies at 55

About March 30, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: A Horse With No Name - America
  • UK #1 Song: Without You - Nilsson