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

  • 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