What Happened on October 13, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances
  • Aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die
  • Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series
  • Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountains, (passengers eat crash victims to survive, 16 of 45 rescued 2 months later)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jaime Bernardo, prince of Netherlands
  • Jean Foster, 3x20 rifle (Olympics 1996), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Margarita Maria Beatriz, princess of Netherlands
  • Summer Sanders, California, butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96)