On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 164 performances
  • New York City Marathon: men's event won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52; Nina Kuscsik wins women's race in 3:08:41

Famous Birthdays

  • Danielle Scott-Arruda, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics silver 2008, 12), born in Baton Rouge Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Kurt Hiller, German writer, dies at 87

Person of interestLouis Leakey

Louis Leakey, British paleoanthropologist and archaeologist (Olduvai Gorge), dies at 68

Archaeologist and Paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist and Paleoanthropologist
Louis Leakey

1972 Highlights

About October 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra