On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances
  • Aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series

MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn
MLB Commissioner
Bowie Kuhn
  • Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountains, (passengers eat crash victims to survive, 16 of 45 rescued 2 months later)

Famous Birthdays

  • Prince Jaime, Count of Bardi, third child of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Princess Margarita Maria Beatriz of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Colorno, daughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Summer Sanders, American butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Roseville, California
1972 Highlights

About October 13, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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