On This Day

What Happened on November 7, 1972

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Attorney Joe Biden is elected to the US Senate, representing the state of Delaware after defeating longtime incumbent J.Caleb Boggs by just over 3,000 votes; Biden would win re-election 6 times

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Incumbent President Richard Nixon is re-elected, defeating Democrat candidate George McGovern in a landslide by winning 49 states

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Daniel Barnes, American actor (As World Turns), born in Portland, Maine
  • Emily Lesueur, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold teams 1996), born in Glendale, California
  • Jeremy London, American actor (I'll Fly Away, Party of Five), born in San Diego, California
  • Jimmy Gary Jr., American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in Stuart, Florida
  • Marcus Stewart, English football player, born in Bristol, England
  • Mike Goldman, Australian media personality (Big Brother Australia), born in Brisbane, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies of a heart attack at 55
1972 Highlights

About November 7, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio