What Happened on August 24, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 8th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 2-1
  • Dennis Amiss scores 1st one-day int century, 103 v Australia

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Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau

Famous Birthdays

  • Ava DuVernay, American director, writer and producer (13th, Selma, Queen Sugar), born in Long Beach, California
  • Chris Right, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Christian Ruud, tennis star (1989 Norwegian), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Ian Moran, US hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994, Pitts), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Kurt Miller, pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Tucson, Arizona

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59