On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1972

Historical Events

  • 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico

Historic Event

Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Jack Lynch closes the Sinn Féin office in Dublin

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Cavanagh, English rock musician (Anathema), born in Liverpool, England
  • J. J. [Jeral Jamal] Stokes, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in San Diego, California
  • Jessica Hausner, Austrian film director (Lovely Rita), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Ryu Shi-won, Korean actor and singer

Famous Deaths

  • Cliff Hall [Robert Clifford Hall], American actor (At This Moment, Dutch Treat, Crime Photographer), dies at 78
1972 Highlights

About October 6, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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