On This Day

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

Presidential Convention

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

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

  • Balys Dvarionas, Lithuanian pianist, composer and educator, dies at 68
1972 Highlights

About August 23, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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