On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1972

Historical Events

  • 1st time Islanders shut-out-5-0 vs Penguins
  • Bob Randall's "6 Rooms Riv Vu," premieres in NYC
  • Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-ling," is #1
  • The Ulster Defence Association open fire on the British Army in several areas of Belfast

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestEminem

Eminem [Marshall Bruce Mathers III], American rapper and movie star (The Real Slim Shady, Stan and 8 Mile), born in St. Joseph , Missouri

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem
  • Joe McEwing, American baseball player
  • Tarkan [Tevetoğlu], Turkish pop singer (Şımarık), born in Alzey, West Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Williams, American singer (b. 1910)
  • George, Crown Prince of Serbia, eldest son of King Peter I, dies at 85
  • Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
1972 Highlights

About October 17, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra