On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1972

Historical Events

Sports History

Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Houston 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 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
1972 Highlights

About August 26, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 2 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo