On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1972

Historical Events

  • "From Israel with Love" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Aeroflot Il-18 crashes near Black Sea resort of Sochi, kills 105
  • Bill Stoneman of Montreal pitches his 2nd no-hitter, beating Mets, 7-0
  • Danish population votes for membership of the European Common Market
  • Montreal Expos' pitcher Bill Stoneman no-hits the New York Mets, 7 - 0 at Parc Jarry; first MLB no-hitter ever pitched in Canada
  • Ron Johnson becomes 1st NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs Philadelphia)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron McKie, American basketball guard and coach (NBA 6th Man of the Year 2001; Portland Trail Blazers, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1972 Highlights

About October 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

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