What Happened on April 17, 1972

Historical Events

  • 76th Boston Marathon: Olavi Suomalainen of Finland wins men's race in 2:15:39; American Nina Kuscsik takes inaugural women's title in 3:10:26; first year women's race officially sanctioned
  • Kiteman attempting to throw out 1st ball in Phillie Vet crashes into centerfield seats
  • Revised Dutch constitution proclaimed
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Dodwell, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Gary Bennett, American baseball player, born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Gordon Laro, American NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Jarkko Wiss, Finnish footballer, born in Tampere, Finland

Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner (50 years old)

American actress (Sydney Bristow-Alias), born in Houston, Texas

  • Keith Lyle, American football safety (St Louis Rams), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lankan cricketer (leading Sri Lankan Test off-spinner), born in Kandy, Ceylon
  • Tony Boselli, American College/Pro Football HOF offensive tackle (USC; First-team All-Pro 1997, 98, 99; 5 × Pro Bowl; Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans), born in Modesto, California
Born in 1972

About April 17, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
  • UK #1 Song: Amazing Grace - The Pipes & Drums & Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards