On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1972

Historical Events

  • 2 people are killed in a Loyalist bomb attack on the village of Belturbet, County Cavan, Republic of Ireland
  • Kim Il-song becomes president of North Korea

Historic Event

Martin Bormann's skeleton is found in Berlin (Hitlers deputy)

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Clawson, US slalom canoeist (Olympic-19th-96), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Adam Vinatieri, US NFL placekicker (Amsterdam Admirals, NE Patriots), born in Yankton, South Dakota
  • Jean-Francois Jomphe, Canadian professional ice hockey player (Anaheim), born in Havre-Saint-Pierre, Canada
  • Jim Kitts, US NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, Miami Dolphins), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Kevin Stitt, American politician, Governor of Oklahoma (2019-), born in Milton, Florida
  • Patrick Rafter, Australian tennis player (US Open 1997-98), born in Mount Isa, Australia
  • Roberto Palacios, Peruvian footballer, born in Lima, Peru
1972 Highlights

About December 28, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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