On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1972

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 (Democrat: 1945-53), dies in Kansas City Mo at 88

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

1972 Highlights

About December 26, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn