On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1972

Historical Events

  • 3 members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature explosion in a house in Balkan Street, Lower Falls, Belfast

Famous Birthdays

  • (Michael) Dean Roland, American guitarist and songwriter (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • Jun Lana, Filipino playwright and screenwriter (Shadow Behind The Moon), born in Makati City, Philippines
  • Marianne Limpert, Canadian 200m relay swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Matagami, Quebec
  • Yinka Dare, Nigerian NBA center (NJ Nets), born in Kano, Nigeria (d. 2004)
1972 Highlights

About October 10, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra