What Happened on August 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Detroit shortstop Ed Brinkman errors ends record streak of 72 games & 331 total chances without a miscue
  • Moody Blues release "Nights in White Satin"
  • Uganda president Idi Amin throws out all 80,000 Asians

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaqib Javed, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler 1989- )
  • Arthur Reid, pairs skater (& Jennifer Darst), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian musician (Fear Factory)
  • Darryl Yung, Victoria BC, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • Ikuto Hidaka, Japanese professional wrestler
  • John Wasdin, Ft Belvoir WA, pitcher (Oakland A's)

Famous Weddings

  • "The Addams Family" actor John Astin (42) weds actress Patty Duke (25)

Famous Deaths

  • Frederic Tozere, actor (Mr Phillips-Stanley), dies at 71
  • Harry Hylton-Foster, Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1905)