What Happened on October 17, 1972

Historical Events

  • Bob Randall's "6 Rooms Riv Vu," premieres in NYC

#1 in the Charts

Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-Lng," is #1

  • The Ulster Defence Association open fire on the British Army in several areas of Belfast

Famous Birthdays

EminemEminem (50 years old)

American rapper and movie star (The Real Slim Shady, Stan and 8 Mile), born in St. Joseph, Missouri

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

Famous Deaths

  • George, Crown Prince of Serbia, eldest son of King Peter I, dies at 85
  • Walter "Turk" Broda, Canadian ice hockey goaltender, 5x Stanley Cup, 2x Vezina Trophy (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1935-51), dies of a heart attack at 58
1972 Highlights

About October 17, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry
  • UK #1 Song: Mouldy Old Dough - Lieutenant Pigeon