On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1972

Historical Events

  • 1 million kg meteorite grazes atmosphere above Canada
  • Finnish runner Lasse Virén wraps up the 5,000/10,000m double at the Munich Olympics; runs Olympic record 13:26.42 for the 5k gold medal

Music History

Paul & Linda McCartney, and their band Wings are arrested in Gothenburg, Sweden on drug possession charges when custom official discover a package of hashish

Famous Birthdays

  • Christofer Johnsson, Swedish symphonic metal guitarist, and composer (Therion), born in Upplands Väsby, Sweden
  • Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby union flanker and captain (85 caps England, 3 British & Irish Lions; Was[s), born in London, England
1972 Highlights

About August 10, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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