On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1972

Famous Birthdays

  • (Zbigniew) "Jason" Maniecki, Polish-American NFL defensive tackle, 1996-98 (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Rabka-Zdr√≥j, Poland

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck, American Academy Award-winning screenwriter (Good Will Huntng), actor (Armageddon; Pearl Harbor), and BAFTA Award-winning director (Argo),born in Berkeley, California

  • Chris Morrissey, American actor, and film director (Heavy Makeup), born in Hollywood, California
  • Freddie Solomon, American football wide receiver (NFL Philadelphia Eagles, 1993-98: Arena League, 2003-07), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Ken Walter, NFL punter, 1997-2006 (Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots, and 2 other teams), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Matthew Wood, American film sound editor, and actor, born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Mikey Graham, Irish pop singer (Boyzone - "Words"; "No Matter What"), born in Dublin, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Alf Hurum, Norwegian composer (Lilja), and painter, dies at 89
1972 Highlights

About August 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

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