What Happened on June 29, 1972

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)
Born in 1972

About June 29, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
  • UK #1 Song: Take Me Back 'Ome - Slade