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

Louis LeakeyLouis Leakey (1903-1972)

British paleoanthropologist and archaeologist (Olduvai Gorge; 1964 Richard Hooper Medal), dies at 68


1972 Highlights

About October 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
  • UK #1 Song: How Can I Be Sure - David Cassidy