On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Cheech & Chong Day" in San Antonio Texas
  • Two IRA members are killed when a bomb they were transporting exploded prematurely

Famous Birthdays

  • Curtis Ceaser, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
  • Jonathon Prandi, American model

Famous Deaths

  • Max Theiler, South African-American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), dies at 73
  • Rose Schneiderman, American socialist, feminist, trade union leader and secretary of labor for New York State (1937-44), dies at 90
1972 Highlights

About August 11, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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