What Happened on December 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL)
  • Australia Labour party wins parliamentary election
  • Joseph A Walker's "River Niger" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Angela Shelton, American actress & writer
  • Cliff Floyd, outfielder/1st base (Montreal Expos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Kevin Sally, Richmond Hill Ontario, archer (Olympics-96)
  • Mike Mahoney, American baseball player
  • Randolph Ross, Shelby NC, 110m hurdler
  • Roderick Mullen, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Stanislav Jasecko, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, dies at 48