On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Immaculate Reception" Steelers turns around a 7-6 defeat with a last second touchdown reception against Raiders to win 13-7
  • 16 plane crash survivors rescued from Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 after 72 days on the Andean Mountains, after only surviving through cannibalism
  • 2nd Fiesta Bowl: #15 Arizona State beats Missouri, 49-35
  • 6.25 Earthquake destroys central Managua Nicaragua, 10,000 die
  • B. S. Chandrasekhar takes 8-79 India v England at Delhi
  • New York Islanders end 15 games winless streak

Famous Deaths

  • Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-born Jewish American rabbi and theologian dies in New York aged 65
  • Andrej Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder, dies at 84
1972 Highlights

About December 23, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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