On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1972

Historical Events

  • 1st gay theme TV movie - "That Certain Summer"
  • Germaoin Gagnon scores 1st Islander hat trick

Famous Birthdays

  • Glen Murray, Canadian ice hockey right wing (1,009 NHL games; All Star 2003-04; Boston Bruins), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Jenny McCarthy, American model (Playboy playmate Oct, 1993), TV personality (The View), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Paul Dickov, Scottish soccer striker and manager (10 caps; Manchester City, Leicester City), born in Livingston, West Lothian
  • Toni Collette, Australian actress (The Sixth Sense), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Famous Deaths


Person of interestEzra Pound

Ezra Loomis Pound, American poet (Throne), dies at 87


1972 Highlights

About November 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio