On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Mother Earth" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Ulster Vanguard leader William Craig speaks at a meeting of right-wing Members of Parliament at Westminster: "We are prepared to come out and shoot and kill"

Famous Birthdays

  • Glen Anthony Mitchell, New Zealand road race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Marc Newfield, outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Sacramento, California
  • Megan Still, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Otto Steffers, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Pras [Prakazrel Michel], Haitian-American rapper, songwriter and producer (The Fugees - "Killing Me Softly"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Reggie Rusk, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1972 Highlights

About October 19, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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