On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1972

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • 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 - "Wonderwall"; 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? 49 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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