On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1972

Historical Events

  • 1st airship flown over Britain in 20 years (Europa)
  • 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp

Famous Birthdays

  • Angie Hart, Australian pop singer
  • Georgios Georgiadis, Greek footballer
  • Pat Riley, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)

Famous Deaths

  • Erich von dem Bach, Nazi official (b. 1899)
1972 Highlights

About March 8, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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