On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Abercorn Restaurant bombing: a bomb explodes in a crowded restaurant in Belfast, killing two civilians and wounding 130
  • Erhard Keller (Germany) skates world record 1000m (1:18.5)
  • Last train run between Penrith to Keswick, UK
  • Libya & USSR signs cooperation treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Borg, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Lexington, South Carolina
  • Ivy Queen, American composer and singer
  • Jos Verstappen, Dutch Formula One driver
  • Martin St Pierre, Ripon Quebec, 20k walker (Olympics 1996)
  • Pae Gil-Su, North Korean gymnast
  • Robert Smith, American footballer
  • Robert Smith, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Sherida Pawiroredjo, Suriname Miss Indra Maju (1993)