On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1972

Historical Events

  • 126th Grand National: Graham Thorner aboard 14/1 bet Well To Do wins from 1970 winner Gay Trip; Black Secret & General Symons dead heat for 3rd
  • Alvin Kallicharran scores 100* in his 1st Test Cricket innings v NZ

Famous Birthdays

  • Damon Watts, American NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Isaac Davis, American NFL guard (San Diego Chargers), born in Malvern, Arkansas
  • Katrina Powell, Australian field hockey striker (Olympics 1996), born in Canberra Australia
  • Paul Gray, American heavy metal bassist (Slipknot), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)

Famous Deaths

Sherwin Badger

Sherwin Badger, American figure skater (US singles championship 1920-24; Olympic silver pairs [with Beatrix Loughran] 1932), dies at 70

1972 Highlights

About April 8, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries