What Happened on August 23, 1972

Historical Events

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

Baseball Record

Chicago White Sox Dick Allen is 4th player to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers; previously slugged by only Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson

Republicans Renominate Spiro Agnew

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

1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Calvillo, American Canadian Football HOF quarterback (Grey Cup 2002, 09, 10; Grey Cup MVP 2002; CFL MOP 2003, 08, 09 Montreal Alouettes), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Raul Casanova, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Humacao, Puerto Rico
  • Sheldon Benoit, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Balys Dvarionas, Lithuanian pianist, composer and educator, dies at 68

About August 23, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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