On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1972

Historical Events

  • 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL)
  • Australia Labour party wins parliamentary election
  • Joseph A Walker's "River Niger" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Angela Shelton, American actress and screenwriter (Tumbleweeds), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Cliff Floyd, MLB outfielder and 1st base (Montreal Expos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mike Mahoney, American baseball player, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Randolph Ross, American 110m hurdler, born in Shelby, North Carolina
  • Roderick Mullen, American NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, dies at 48
1972 Highlights

About December 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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