On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1972

Historical Events

  • Loyalist paramilitaries carry out a raid on Royal Ulster Constabulary station in County Derry, and steal 4 British Army Sterling sub-machine Guns
  • The Northern Ireland Office issues a discussion document 'The Future of Northern Ireland'; the paper states Britain's commitment to the union as long as the majority of people wish to remain part of the United Kingdom
  • Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago, llinois

Famous Birthdays

  • Georgina Douglas, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Patrice Denis, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Trevor Wilmot, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Amsterdam Admirals), born in Evanston, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Roth, American orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68
  • Philip H. Frohman, American architect (Washington National Cathedral), dies at 84
1972 Highlights

About October 30, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: October Bank Holiday (Ireland)

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