On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1972

Historical Events

  • 2 Catholic children (6 and 4) playing on the street are killed in a Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) car bomb attack on a bar in Ship Street, Belfast
  • Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award

Famous Birthdays

  • Jamie Asher, American NFL tight end (Washington Redskins), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Matt Dawson MBE, English rugby union halfback (77 caps England, 7 British & Irish Lions; Northampton, London Wasps) and broadcaster ( A Question of Sport, BBC), born in Birkenhead, England

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Durnan, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)
1972 Highlights

About October 31, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio