On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1972

Historical Events

  • Dennis Amiss scores 1st one-day int century, 103 v Australia

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Gordie Howe and Jean Béliveau inducted into the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
NHL Legend Jean Béliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Béliveau

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, Norwegian tennis star (1989 Norwegian), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Ian Moran, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994, Pitts), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Kurt Miller, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Tucson, Arizona

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
1972 Highlights

About August 24, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo