On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • NY Cosmos beat St Louis Stars, 2-1 to win NASL championship
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • XX Summer Olympic Games open in Munich, West Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Sherell Ford, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)

Famous Deaths

  • Francis Chichester, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire), dies at 70
  • Jacques Gans, Dutch author and journalist, dies at 63