What Happened on October 18, 1972

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Tagliani, Quebec racing driver
  • Angie Marzetta, Norfolk Virginia, female outfielder (Silver Bullets)
  • Jake Farrow, American actor (Drake & Josh)
  • James Stream Thurmond Jr, son of US senator Strom Thurmond

Famous Deaths

  • Esma Cannon, Australian-born actress (Sailor Beware!), dies at 66
  • Ken Wishart, cricketer (WI opening batsman in one Test 1935), dies
1972 Highlights

About October 18, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 12 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