Today in History for 23rd August 1972

Day of Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Events 1 - 3 of 3

- 4 civilians and 1 British soldier are injured in separate overnight shooting incidents in North Ireland
- Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers
- Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 5 of 5

- 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

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

- Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68

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