On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1972

Historical Events

  • Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandon Hamilton, CFL cornerback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Brian Grant, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings)
  • Hernan Gumy, tennis star, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Luca Turilli, Italian symphonic metal composer, guitarist and keyboard player (Rhapsody), born in Trieste, Italy
  • Mikael Tillstrom, Swedish tennis star
  • Tom Hipsz, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)

Famous Deaths

  • Nils Bj├Ârkander, Swedish composer, dies at 78
1972 Highlights

About March 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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