On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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