On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Sholdice, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Grant Hill, NBA forward/guard (Det Pistons, Olympic gold 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Thomas Roberts, American news anchor

Famous Deaths

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