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
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

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

About August 21, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
  • UK #1 Song: School's Out - Alice Cooper