What Happened on October 24, 1972

Historical Events

  • 2 Catholic men are found dead at a farm at Aughinahinch, near Newtownbbutler, County Fermanagh - British soldiers carry out the killings

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Sutton, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Kim Ji-soo, South Korean actress (This Charming Girl), born in South Korea
  • Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Pat Williams, American football defensive tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • Ruxandra Dragomir, Romanian tennis star (1996 Bournemouth doubles), born in Piteşti, Romania
  • Scott Peterson, American murderer, born in San Diego, California
  • Susan Barnett, Miss Pennsylvania 1996 and news anchor, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • Tom Fletcher, NFL defensive safety (Seattle Seahawks)
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

Jackie Robinson (1919-1972)

American Baseball HOF second baseman (1st African-American MLB player Brooklyn Dodgers; 6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1955; NL MVP 1949), dies from a heart attack at 53

1972 Highlights

About October 24, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry
  • UK #1 Song: Mouldy Old Dough - Lieutenant Pigeon