On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 4 civilians and 1 British soldier are injured in separate overnight shooting incidents in North Ireland

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates Vice President Spiro Agnew but not unanimous: 1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Calvillo, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Martin Grainger, English footballer, born in London Borough of Enfield, United Kingdom
  • Raul Casanova, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Humacao, Puerto Rico
  • Sheldon Benoit, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Tony Carter, American NFL running back (Chicago Bears), born in Columbus, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68