What Happened on August 17, 1972

Historical Events

Sports History

MLB Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game

Famous Birthdays

  • Habibul Bashar, Bangladeshi cricketer (Captain of national side), born in Nagakanda, Bangladesh
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Vampilov, Russian playwright (Elder Son), drowns at 34
  • Raymond Brulez, Belgian author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76
1972 Highlights

About August 17, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  • UK #1 Song: School's Out - Alice Cooper