On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1972

Historical Events

  • "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 156 performances
  • "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Belasco Theater in NYC after 1316 performances
  • Ian & Greg Chappell both scores centuries in same Test Cricket innings
  • Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

  • Allison Cook, Australian basketballl player (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Del The Funky Homosapien [Teren Delvon Jones], American rapper (Mistadobalina), born in Oakland, California
  • Gyanendra Pandey, Indian cricketer
  • Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer
  • Rebecca Gayheart, actress (Hannah Mayberry-Loving)
  • Takanohana, Sumo yokozuna
1972 Highlights

About August 12, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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