On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1972

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, 1991-2006 - "Time Bomb"), born in Oakland, California
  • Colin Quiney, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jake Wood, English actor
  • Tibor Benedek, Hungarian water polo player (Olympic gold 2000, 04, 08; World C'ship gold 2003) and coach (Hungary 2013-16), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2020)
  • Travis Best, American basketball player (1995-2002 Indiana Pacers), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
1972 Highlights

About July 12, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Battle of the Boyne (United Kingdom)

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