On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1972

Historical Events

Football Awards

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

Footballer and Striker Gerd Müller
Footballer and Striker
Gerd Müller

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

Harry 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? 48 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

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

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