What Happened on September 29, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Japan & People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations
  • Robert McNamara, former US Secretary of Defense, is almost thrown overboard on a ferry by an artist wanting to confront him on his role in escalating US involvement in the Vietnam war (no charges pressed)

Famous Birthdays

  • Butler By'not'e, American NFL running back (Carolina Panthers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jörgen Jönsson, Swedish retired ice hockey forward (Team Sweden 1998), born in Ängelholm, Sweden
  • Oliver Gavin, British racing car driver (Corvette Racing 2002-present), born in Huntingdon, England
  • Robert Webb, British actor, comedian, and writer (Jeremy "Jez" Usborne- "Peep Show"), born in Boston, Lincolnshire