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, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Isaac Davis, NFL guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • Katrina Powell, Australian field hockey striker (Olympics 1996), born in Canberra Australia
  • Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot)

Famous Deaths

  • Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), dies at 70
1972 Highlights

About April 8, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries