On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1972

Historical Events

  • 1st hot air balloon flight over Alps
  • 33rd Venice Film Festival opens
  • British dock strike ends after dockers accept an amended Jones-Adlington Agreement
  • Grace Slick maced by police when a band official called cops, pigs
  • Republican convention opens in Miami Beach
  • US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnnie Harris, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts), born in Chicago, Illinois
1972 Highlights

About August 21, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo