On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1972

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law in the Philippines (not publicly announced until 23rd Sep)

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • David Silveria, American drummer (KoЯn), born in San Leandro, California
  • Jon Kitna, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Liam Gallagher, British singer and songwriter (Oasis, Beady Eye), born in Burnage, Manchester, England

Famous Deaths

  • Henry de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte), dies at 76
1972 Highlights

About September 21, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo