What Happened on December 8, 1972

Historical Events

  • United Airlines crashes at Chicago's Midway Airport killing 45

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Shamrock, American mixed martial artist, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Marco Abreu, Angolan footballer, born in Lubango, Angola

Famous Deaths

  • George Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash
1972 Highlights

About December 8, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Am Woman - Helen Reddy
  • UK #1 Song: My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry