What Happened on August 23, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 4 civilians and 1 British soldier are injured in separate overnight shooting incidents in North Ireland

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley)

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Calvillo, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Martin Grainger, English footballer
  • Raul Casanova, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Sheldon Benoit, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Tony Carter, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)

Famous Deaths

  • Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68