What Happened on November 16, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Dear Oscar" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 5 performances

Event of Interest

British Prime Minister Edward Heath warns against a Unilateral Declaration of Independence

  • Elektra Records releases "No Secrets', the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon; her commercial breakthrough spends 5 weeks at top of US charts and contains the hit singles "You're So Vain" and "The Right Thing to Do"
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Missi Pyle, American actress
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87

About November 16, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
  • UK #1 Song: Clair - Gilbert O'sullivan