On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1972

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 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? 49 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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