What Happened on December 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
  • Kevin Sally, Canadian archer (Olympics 1996), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 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
  • Stanislav Jasecko, Slovakian hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998), born in KoŇ°ice, Czechoslovakia

Famous Deaths

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