On This Day

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 Pite┼čti, Romania
  • Scott Peterson, American murderer, born in San Diego, California
  • Susan Barnett, Miss Pennsylvania 1996 and news anchor, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • T. J. Cunningham, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), born in Aurora, Colorado (d. 2019)
  • Tom Fletcher, NFL defensive safety (Seattle Seahawks)

Famous Deaths

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, 1st African American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

1972 Highlights

About October 24, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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