August 11, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • "Cheech & Chong Day" in San Antonio Texas
  • Two IRA members are killed when a bomb they were transporting exploded prematurely

Deaths in History

  • Max Theiler, South African and American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), dies at 73
  • Rose Schneiderman, American socialist, feminist, trade union leader and secretary of labor for New York State (1937-44), dies at 90