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

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 unanimously: 1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
NBC News Anchor and Journalist David Brinkley
NBC News Anchor and Journalist
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? 48 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo