On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1972

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBen Affleck

Ben Affleck, American actor (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor), born in Berkeley, California

  • Chris Morrissey, American film director/actor
  • Freddie Solomon, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jason Maniecki, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Ken Walter, punter (Carolina Panthers)
  • Matthew Wood, American actor and sound editor
  • Mikey Graham, Irish pop singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Alf Hurum, Norwegian composer, dies at 89
1972 Highlights

About August 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo