On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 6th Rugby League World Cup: Australia and Great Britain tie 10-10; Great Britain awarded the cup
  • Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time
  • US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Beach, Canadian actor
  • Jack Jackson, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Toronto Argonauts)
  • Leslie Mann, American actress
  • Steve Konowalchuk, Salt Lake City, NHL center (Washington Capitals)

Famous Deaths

  • Berry Oakley, American rocker and bass player (Allman Brothers Band), dies in motorcycle crash at 24
  • [Raymond] Berry Oakley III, American bassist (Allman Brothers Band), dies after a motorcycle accident at 24