On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

  • Clifford Rozier, NBA center/forward (Golden State Warriors), born in Bradenton, Florida
  • Jamie Asher, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Matt Dawson, English rugby union footballer, born in Birkenhead, England

Famous Deaths

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