On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1972

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

17 year old American tennis prodigy Chris Evert wins inaugural WTA Tour Championship at Boca Raton, Florida; beats Australian Kerry Melville Reid 7-5, 6-4; Evert not eligible for prize money

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
  • Omni in Atlanta opens - Hawks beat NY Knicks 109-101

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Hoiberg, American NBA guard (Indiana Pacers), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Matt Keeslar, American actor 9The Last Days of Disco), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
1972 Highlights

About October 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra