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

Event of Interest

Nazi leader Martin Bormann's skeleton and remains are found in Berlin

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 History

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
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Roy "Link" Lyman, American NFL player (Chicago Bears), dies at 74

About December 28, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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