On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1972

Historical Events

  • Lord Michael Killanin succeeds Avery Brundage as head of Olympics

Famous Birthdays

  • Avijit Roy, Bangladeshi-American activist and blogger, born in Bangladesh (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • William Boyd, American film actor, cowboy hero (Hopalong Cassidy), dies at 77
1972 Highlights

About September 12, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo