On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1972

Historical Events

  • Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time
  • Rugby League World Cup, Stade de Gerland, Lyon, France: Australia and Great Britain draw 10-10; Great Britain awarded the Trophy
  • US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Beach, Canadian actor, born in Ashern, Manitoba
  • Jack Jackson, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Toronto Argonauts), born in Moss Point, Mississippi
  • Steve Konowalchuk, American NHL center (Washington Capitals), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Famous Deaths

  • Berry Oakley, American rocker and bass player (The Allman Brothers Band), dies in motorcycle crash at 24
1972 Highlights

About November 11, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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