What Happened on July 18, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 200,000 attend Mt Pocono rock festival in Penns
  • Egyptian president Anwar Sadat throws out 20,000 Russian military aids
  • Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson holds meeting with representatives of the Irish Republican Army
  • Mike Procter 8-73 with hat-trick, plus 51 & 102, Gloucs v Essex
  • The 100th British soldier to die in the Northern Ireland "troubles" is shot by a sniper in Belfast

Famous Birthdays

  • Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, NBA guard (Orlando, Oly-gold-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Bernard Williams, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Bruce Walker, NFL nose tackle (NE Patriots)