On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1972

Historical Events

  • Jean Westwood is 1st woman chosen to head Democratic National Committee
  • Plate umpire and catcher in a game are brothers; Bill Haller is umpire and Tom Haller is Detroit Tigers catcher; Kansas City Royals win, 1-0
  • USSR performs underground nuclear Test

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Talley, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • Deborah Mailman, Australian actress (The Secret Life of Us, Offspring), born in Mount Isa, Australia
1972 Highlights

About July 14, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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