On This Day

What Happened on October 25, 1972

Historical Events

Sports History

Eddy Merckx (Belgium) covers 30 miles, 1,258 yards in 1 hr

  • Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Kenneth J Arrow & John R Hicks

Famous Birthdays

  • Esther Duflo, French American economist (2019 Nobel Prize for Economics), born in Paris
  • Jonathan Torrens, Canadian actor and TV personality (Street Cents), born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Leland Taylor, American football defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens), born in Louisville, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Mantz, American race car driver (Southern 500, 1950), dies in a car accident at 54
  • Norman Norell [Levinson], US fashion designer, dies at 72
1972 Highlights

About October 25, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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