What Happened on August 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Pop, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • Justyna Steczkowska, Polish singer
  • Lee McClinton, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer
  • Nathan Thomas, Australian water polo player (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Cole, vocalist/bassist (Association), dies of overdose at 29
  • Helen Hoyt, American poet (b. 1887)
  • Paul Goodman, US social critic/writer, dies at 60
  • Rudolph Ganz, Swiss-born American composer, dies at 95