What Happened on August 26, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • NY Cosmos beat St Louis Stars, 2-1 to win NASL championship
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Sherell Ford, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist, dies at 63