On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1972

Historical Events

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

Hall of Fame

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

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) "Don" Byas, American swing and be-bop jazz saxophonist, and bandleader, dies of lung cancer at 59
1972 Highlights

About August 24, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 10 months and 5 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