On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Famous PhotoThe Blue Marble

Apollo 17 launched, the final manned lunar landing mission where the crew takes the famous "blue marble" photo of the entire Earth
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The famous 'Blue Marble' photograph of the Earth taken by the crew of the Apollo 17
The famous 'Blue Marble' photograph of the Earth taken by the crew of the Apollo 17

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos

Famous Birthdays

  • 'Sunny' Tammy Lynn Sytch, American professional wrestler (WWF), born in Matawan, New Jersey
  • Bobby Schoonens, soccer player (RKC)
  • 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