What Happened on October 14, 1972

Historical Events

  • North Irish Loyalist paramilitaries raid Headquarters of the 10 Ulster Defence Regiment in Belfast and stole rifles and ammunition
  • Oakland catcher Gene Tenace is first to homer in first 2 World Series at-bats as A's beat Reds, 3-2 in Game 1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati

Famous Birthdays

  • Erika de Lone, tennis star (1996 Futures-Wilmington DE), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • J. J. Smith, American NFL running back (KC Chiefs), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mike Archie, running back (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Nelson Van waes, CFL defensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Kaminski, Polish violinist and composer, dies at 68
1972 Highlights

About October 14, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ben - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Mouldy Old Dough - Lieutenant Pigeon