On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1972

Historical Events

  • CFL Grey Cup, Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Saskatchewan Roughriders, 13-10; Tiger-Cats first team in CFL's modern era to win Grey Cup at home
  • Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Bucky Lasek, American skateboarder (10 x Summer X Games gold), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Eva Němcová, Czech basketball forward (WNBA record 66 consecutive free throws 2000; Cleveland Rockers), born in Prague, Czech Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Johnson, American musician (b. 1872)
  • Mike Brady, American golfer (US Open 1911, 19 runner-up; 9 PGA Tour titles), dies at 85
1972 Highlights

About December 3, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius