On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1972

Historical Events


Historic CommunicationBlack Tot Day

Final day of the rum ration in the Royal Canadian Navy

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Royal Navy sailors lining up for their daily rum ration
Royal Navy sailors lining up for their daily rum ration
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  • Official Beatles Fan Club closes down

Famous Birthdays

  • Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar, Spanish film director
  • Andrew Bowen, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (Parineeta), dies at 38
1972 Highlights

About March 31, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Good Friday (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries