On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1972

Historical Events

  • Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

David Bowie sells out his 1st show at NYC's Carnegie Hall

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations

Famous Birthdays

  • Cathy Caverzasio, Swiss tennis star
  • Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist
  • Greg Ivy, NFL punter (Atlanta Falcons)

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Thiriet, French composer, dies at 66
  • Rory Storm [Alan Caldwell], Brirish rock singer (Rory Storm & the Hurricanes), commits suicide with sleeping pills at 34
1972 Highlights

About September 28, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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