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
Born in 1972

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? 50 years, 6 months and 26 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