What Happened on August 22, 1972

Historical Events

  • IRA bomb explodes prematurely at a customs post at Newry, County Down - 9 people, including three members of the IRA and five Catholic civilians, are killed in the explosion
  • Rhodesia is expelled by the International Olympic Committee for its racist policies.

Famous Birthdays

  • Marliece Andrada, American actress (Baywatch) and Playboy playmate (March 1998), born in Manteca, California
  • Max Wilson, Brazilian racing driver, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Stephen Boyd, American NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Valley Stream, New York
Born in 1972

About August 22, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 9 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