On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer wins award for best European football player ahead of tied fellow German duo of Gerd Müller and Günter Netzer

Famous Birthdays

  • Burnell Roques, American NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons), born in Claremont, California
  • Derrick Cullors, American football running back (New England Patriots), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Esteban Fuertes, Argentine footballer, born in Coronel Dorrego Partido, Argentina
  • Robert Muchamore, English children's author, born in Islington, London

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHarry Truman

Harry Truman, 33rd US President (1945-53), dies in KC Mo at 88

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman