On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1972

Historical Events

  • Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Pop, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang), born in Trappe, Pennsylvania
  • Justyna Steczkowska, Polish singer, born in Rzeszow, Poland
  • Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer, born in Hail, Saudi Arabia
  • Nathan Thomas, Australian water polo player (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Cole, American rock vocalist and 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
1972 Highlights

About August 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo