What Happened on October 3, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Balt Roric Harrison is last AL pitcher to homer until interleague play 25 years later
  • Indians set a team record for lowest team batting avg .234
  • Spaceflight 71-2 launched; 1st flexible substrate photovoltaic flown
  • Steve Carlton wins 27th game for Phillies (almost ½ of their 59 wins)
  • USSR performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Peter, defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • Denny Vaughn, orchestra leader (Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour)
  • Garrett Dutton, American musician (G. Love and Special Sauce)
  • Lajon Witherspoon, American singer (Sevendust)
  • Michael Nylander, NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sandy Martinez, Villa Mella Dom Rep, catcher (Toronto Blue Jays)