On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1972

Historical Events

The Blue Marble

Apollo 17 launched, the final manned lunar landing mission where the crew takes the famous "blue marble" photo of the entire Earth

Historic Event

Philippine's first lady Imelda Marcos stabbed & wounded by an assailant

Famous Birthdays

  • 'Sunny' Tammy Lynn Sytch, American professional wrestler (WWF), born in Matawan, New Jersey
  • Bobby Schoonens, Dutch soccer player (RKC), born in Den Bosch, Netherlands
  • Clay Shiver, American NFL center (Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers), born in Tifton, Georgia
  • Hermann Maier, Austrian skier (2 Olympic gold medals 1998), born in Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria
  • Jordi Buritlo, Spanish tennis player, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Kevin Dogins, American NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Eagle Lake, Texas
1972 Highlights

About December 7, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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