What Happened on December 26, 1972

Historical Events

Ballon d'Or

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

  • Esteban Fuertes, Argentine footballer, born in Coronel Dorrego Partido, Argentina
  • Robert Muchamore, English children's author, born in Islington, London
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

Harry TrumanHarry Truman (1884-1972)

33rd US President (Democrat: 1945-53), dies in Kansas City Mo at 88

1972 Highlights

About December 26, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Me And Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul
  • UK #1 Song: Long Haired Lover From Liverpool - Little Jimmy Osmond