What Happened on August 1, 1972

Historical Events

  • 1st article exposing Watergate scandal by Bernstein and Woodward in "The Washington Post"
  • Nate Colbert hits MLB record tying 5 HRs and record 13 RBI as Padres beat Atlanta 9-0, 11-7 in a doubleheader

Famous Birthdays

  • D-Von Dudley, American professional wrestler, born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Karen Dalton, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Mt View, California
  • Martin Damm, Czech tennis star, born in Liberec, Czech Republic
  • Matt Dyson, American NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders), born in La Plata, Maryland
  • Nicke Royale, Swedish rock musician (The Hellacopters; Imperial State Electric), and graphic artist, born in Sweden
  • Tanya Reid, Canadian actress (Exit to Eden), born in Dryden, Ontario, Canada
1972 Highlights

About August 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 6 months
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  • UK #1 Song: Puppy Love - Donny Osmond