On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1972

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Paul & Linda McCartney are arrested in Sweden on drug possession

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney

Famous Birthdays

  • Christofer Johnsson, Swedish musician
  • Lawrence Dallaglio OBE, 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? 48 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo