On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 1972

Historical Events

Music Recording

Elvis Presley records his final Top Ten hit, a cover of "Burning Love", written by Dennis Linde and first recorded by Arthur Alexander

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Sports History

Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game


Famous Birthdays

  • Derek West, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jonathan Edwards, doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Keith Tkachuk, Melrose MA, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix, USA)
  • Michael Smith, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • Mike Morton, linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Nick Frost, English comedian and actor
  • Shannon Mitchell, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
1972 Highlights

About March 28, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

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