On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1972

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton

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? 48 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo