On This Day

March 20, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 19 mountain climbers killed on Japan's Mount Fuji during an avalanche
  • Donegall Street bombing: the Provisional Irish Republican Army detonate its first car bomb on Donegall Street in Belfast; four civilians, two RUC officers and a UDR soldier killed while 148 people were wounded
  • S Mansholt succeeds Malfatti as chairman of European Committee

Deaths in History

  • Jan Engelman, Dutch poet and art critic (At the Front), dies at 71