On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1972

Historical Events

  • "I'm Still in Love with You" 5th studio album by Al Green is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1973)
  • Access credit cards introduced in Great Britain
  • Loyalist paramilitaries carry out raid on an Ulster Defence Regiment
  • Stephen Schwartz' musical "Pippin", starring Ben Vereen; Irene Ryan, and Jill Clayburgh, and directed by Bob Fosse, opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 1944 performances, winning 5 Tony Awards
  • WNJS TV channel 23 in Camden, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard McNamara, British guitarist, songwriter and producer (Embrace), born in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, England
  • Tiffeny Milbrett, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
1972 Highlights

About October 23, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Labour Day (New Zealand), Veterans Day (United States)

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