What Happened on August 26, 1972

Historical Events

Sports History

Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Houston Astros

  • 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
1972 History

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

About August 26, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 8 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