On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Democrats nominated George McGovern for US president in Miami, Florida
  • Twelve years after the banning of the ANC and Pan Africanist Congress, a new political movement, the Black People Convention is formed after a three day long conference in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Reed, American rock drummer (Rancid), born in Oakland, California
  • Colin Quiney, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jake Wood, English actor
  • Travis Best, American basketball player (1995-2002 Indiana Pacers), born in Springfield, Massachusetts