On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday

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, American musician
  • Reggie Rusk, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)