What Happened on June 29, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Supreme Court rules (5-4) that death penalty is cruel & unusual
  • USSR launches Prognoz 2 into earth orbit (549/200,000 km)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nawal Al Zoghbi, Lebanese singer, born in Jal el Dib, Lebanon
  • Samantha Smith, American peace activist and actress (invited to the Soviet Union during Cold War), born in Houlton, Maine (d. 1985)