On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1972

Historical Events

  • Herbert Mullin 1st kills, claiming it was to prevent earthquakes

Famous Birthdays

  • Grant Hill, American basketball player (Det Pistons, Olympic gold 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Thomas Roberts, American news anchor, born in Towson, Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • Ivan Yefremov, Russian paleontologist (originator of the concept of taphonomy) and author (Andromeda Nebula), dies at 64
1972 Highlights

About October 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra