What Happened on November 7, 1972

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Historical Events


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 Porter Lesueur, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Glendale, California
  • Jane Taylor, Maitland NSW Aust, tennis star (1995 Futures-Wagga Waga)
  • Jeremy London, actor (I'll Fly Away, Party of Five)
  • Jimmy Gary, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Marcus Stewart, English football player
  • Mike Goldman, Australian media personality

Famous Deaths

  • Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies at 55