On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1972

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

  • Ivy Queen [Martha Pesante], Puerto Rican singer, rapper, and songwriter, born in AƱasco, Puerto Rico
  • Jos Verstappen, Dutch auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 class, LMP2 Drivers' title 2008) born in Montfort, Netherlands
  • Martin St Pierre, Ripon Quebec, 20k walker (Olympics 1996)
  • Pae Gil-Su, North Korean gymnast
  • Robert Smith, American NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Euclid, Ohio
  • Sherida Pawiroredjo, Suriname Miss Indra Maju (1993)
1972 Highlights

About March 4, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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