On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1972

Historical Events

  • American Astronauts Eugene Cernan & Harrison 'Jack" Schmitt, a become 11th & 12th people on the Moon
  • New York Jets' Don Maynard becomes all time pro reception leader (632)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dana Macsim, Romanian television news reporter, born in Piatra Neamt, Romania
  • Daniel Alfredsson, Swedish NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Francisco Rodriguez, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Robert Robinson, CFL defensive linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

Famous Deaths

  • John Mills, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests, 241 runs, 1 x 100), dies at 67
  • Semjon I. Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Zolushka), dies at 66
1972 Highlights

About December 11, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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