On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1972

Historical Events

  • Construction begins on Kingdome, Seattle
  • Government of the Republic of Ireland introduce a bill to remove the special position of the Catholic Church from the Irish Constitution

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton is unanimously selected National League Cy Young Award winner; wins 27 games for Phillies, who as a team win only 57 games

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Schreuder, Dutch soccer midfielder and manager (NAC Breda; manager: 1899 Hoffenheim), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
  • Darío Silva, Uruguayan soccer striker (49 caps, 14 goals; Málaga, Cagliari), born in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay
  • Marie-Josée Gilbeau-Ouimet, Canadian kayaker (World C'ships 3 gold K-2 200m 1995, 98; K-4 200m 1995), born in Lachine, Quebec
  • Samantha Janus, British singer and actress (EastEnders), born in Brighton, Sussex, England
1972 Highlights

About November 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio