What Happened on December 17, 1972

Historical Events

  • New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India & Pakistan
  • WGVC (now WUCX) TV channel 35 in Grand Rapids, MI (PBS) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Williams, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Dewayne Washington, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Don Davis, linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • Ivan Pedroso, Cuba, long jumper (Olympic 4th 1992)
  • John Abraham, Indian actor
  • Laurie Holden, American actress (The Walking Dead), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Erwin Dressel, German composer, dies at 63

About December 17, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Me And Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul
  • UK #1 Song: Long Haired Lover From Liverpool - Little Jimmy Osmond