On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1972

Famous Birthdays

  • Alvaro Mesen, Costa Rican footballer, born in Alajuela, Costa Rica

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Atlas [Angelo Siciliano], Italian-American bodybuilder, dies at 79
  • Ernst Kreuder, German writer (The Attic Pretenders), dies at 69
  • Melville Ruick, American actor (Sun Valley Serenade, City Hospital), dies at 74
1972 Highlights

About December 24, 1972

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

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