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
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Evan Seinfeld, American heavy metal singer and bassist (Biohazard) and actor (Oz), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jude LawJude Law (50 years old)

English actor (The Talented Mr. Ripley; The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in London

Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83

About December 29, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 7 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