On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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