What Happened on August 2, 1972

Historical Events

  • Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Pop [James Franks], American rock singer and musician (The Bloodhound Gang - "The Bad Touch"), born in Trappe, Pennsylvania
  • Justyna Steczkowska, Polish singer-songwriter, born in Rzeszow, Poland
  • Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer, born in Hail, Saudi Arabia
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Cole, American rock vocalist and bassist (Association - "Windy"; "Cherish"), dies of overdose at 29
  • Helen Hoyt, American poet, dies at 85
  • Paul Goodman, US social critic/writer, dies at 60
  • Rudolph Ganz, Swiss-American pianist, conductor (St. Louis Symphony, 1921-27), composer, and educator (Chicago Musical College, 1928-54), dies at 95
1972 Highlights

About August 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 1 month and 22 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: Puppy Love - Donny Osmond