What Happened on August 22, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • IRA bomb explodes prematurely at a customs post at Newry, County Down - 9 people, including three members of the IRA and five Catholic civilians, are killed in the explosion
  • Rhodesia is expelled by the International Olympic Committee for its racist policies.

Famous Birthdays

  • Marliece Andrada, playmate (March 1998), born in Manteca, California
  • Max Wilson, Brazilian racing driver, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Stephen Boyd, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Valley Stream, NY