What Happened on August 28, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • American 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of David Edgar, John Murphy, John Heidenreich & Mark Spitz swim a world record 3:26.42 to beat Soviet Union for the gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • Australian teenage swimmer Shane Gould sets a world record 2:23.07 to beat German Kornelia Ender in the 200m individual medley at the Munich Olympics; her first of 3 gold medals at the Games
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Darby Hendrickson, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Richfield Minnasota
  • Jay Witasick, American baseball player
  • John Buchanan, American actor (Sidekicks, Black Stallion, Family Man), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Mike Cawley, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

Famous Deaths

  • William HAF, Engl prince/grandson of George V, dies in accident at 29