On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1972

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Molko, Belgian-born singer and songwriter (Placebo)
  • Dimitri Tikovoi, French-born record producer
  • Marcos di Palma, Argentine racing driver, born in Arrecifes, Argentina

Famous Deaths

  • Mark van Doren, American poet and author (Happy Critic, Transients), dies at 78
1972 Highlights

About December 10, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius