On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 2 members of the Offical Irish Republican Army are shot dead by the British Army in County Tyrone
  • A Protestant youth member (15) of the Ulster Defence Association, and a UDA member (26) are run over by British Army vehicles during riots in east Belfast
  • Rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival break up

Famous Birthdays

  • Darius Kasparaitis, Elektrenai Lit, NHL defenseman (Islanders, Pitts)
  • Darren Balmforth, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Kordell Stewart, NFL quarterback/wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Stephen O'Connor, Irish amateur snooker champ (1990)

Famous Deaths

  • Hale Boggs, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana (b. 1914)
  • Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80