On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1972

Historical Events

  • Vice-President of Sinn Féin Maire Drumm is arrested in the Republic of Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Neil Cowley, English jazz pianist (Displaced, Fragile State), born in London
  • Tracy Greene, American NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Monroe, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Reginald Owen, British actor (Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes), dies at 85
1972 Highlights

About November 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio