On This Day

What Happened on November 29, 1972

Historical Events


Historic InventionPong

Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell releases Pong, the 1st commercially successful video game, in Andy Capp's Tavern in Sunnyvale, California

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The original Atari Pong video game upright cabinet
The original Atari Pong video game upright cabinet
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Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Baumgartner, American actor, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jamal Mashburn, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Larry Joe Campbell, American actor, born in Cadillac, Michigan
  • Minoru Tanaka, Japanese pro-wrestler, born in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Carl W. Stalling, American film composer (Disney's Silly Symphonies; Warner Brothers Cartoons), dies at 81
1972 Highlights

About November 29, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius