What Happened on November 12, 1972

Historical Events

Sports History

22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

  • Charity concert for United Crusade (now United Way) in San Diego, California attracts nearly 52,000; performers include: J. Geils Band, Jesse Colin Young, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Foghat, and Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show

Famous Birthdays

  • Vassilis Tsiartas, Greek footballer, born in Alexandria, Greece
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Rudolf Friml, Czech-American concert pianist and composer (Rose-Marie; The Vagabond King), dies at 92

About November 12, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
  • UK #1 Song: Clair - Gilbert O'sullivan