What Happened on November 29, 1972

Historical Events


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

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Baumgartner, American actor (Kevin in The Office), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jamal Mashburn, American 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? 50 years and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Papa Was A Rollin' Stone - The Temptations
  • UK #1 Song: My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry