On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Dude" opens at Broadway Theater, NYC; runs for 16 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Maurice Kelly, American CFL linebacker (BC Lions), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Roman Oben, American football tackle (NY Giants), born in Cameroon
  • Sarah Vandenbergh, Australian actor (Neighbours), born in Sydney, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter, dies at 72
  • Miriam Hopkins, actress (Carrie, Barbary Coast), dies at 69
1972 Highlights

About October 9, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Columbus Day (United States), Thanksgiving (Canada)

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