On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1972

Historical Events

  • US launches Operation Linebacker II, its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam, as negotiations to end the Vietnam War collapse

Famous Birthdays

  • DJ Lethal, Latvian-born American DJ (House of Pain, Limp Bizkit)
  • Jeff Nelson, Prince Albert, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • Marcos Ondruska, South Africa, tennis star
  • Raymond Herrera, American drummer (Fear Factory) and businessman
  • Trevor Chowning, American Pop Artist

Famous Deaths

  • Neilia Biden, Joe Biden's first wife and their 13-month-old daughter Naomi, are killed in an automobile accident a few days before he takes office as the newly elected Senator for Delaware
1972 Highlights

About December 18, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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