What Happened on October 12, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Hurry, Harry" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • 46 sailors injured in race riot on American aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk
  • Billy Harris failed in 1st Islander penalty shot
  • Mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole
  • MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Detroit Tigers, 3 games to 2
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Irina Pantaeva, Russian-American supermodel and actress, born in Ulan-Ude, Russia
  • Juan Manuel Silva, Argentine racing driver, born in Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina
  • Singor Mobley, American football safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Tom van Mol, Belgian soccer player (PSV), born in Dendermonde, Belgium
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • (Wilfred) "Billy" Williams, American pop singer ("I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter"), dies at 61

About October 12, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ben - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Mouldy Old Dough - Lieutenant Pigeon