On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" film written and directed by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski premieres in West Germany
  • Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101
  • Life magazine ceases publication
  • President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O Bradaigh is arrested and held under new legislation in Republic of Ireland
  • Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson and Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG

Famous Birthdays

  • Evan Seinfeld, American heavy metal singer and bassist (Biohazard) and actor (Oz), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jude Law, English actor (The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London
  • Malcolm Seabron, NFL wide receiver (Houston Oilers)

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83
1972 Highlights

About December 29, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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