On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1972

Historical Events

Sports History

Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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

About August 17, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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