What Happened on December 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)
  • "Via Galactica" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 37th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-16 in Birmingham
  • 60th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 13-10
  • In 1 of their worst trades Yanks get Rich McKinney for Stan Bahnsen

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Henderson, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Chris Burns, Canadian CFL tackle (Calgary Stampeders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats & Ottawa Renegades), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • James Willis, linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Sunjith Somasunder, cricketer (Karnataka & India ODI opening bat 1996)
  • Zack Crockett, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies
  • Ip Man, Chinese martial artist, and a master teacher of Wing Chun, dies at 79
  • Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (moor's pavane), dies at 64