What Happened on August 29, 1972

Historical Events

  • Sandy Neilson wins the blue ribband women's 100m freestyle gold medal in 58.59 at the Munich Olympics beating fellow American Shirley Babashoff and Shane Gould of Australia
  • SF Giant Jim Barr retires 1st 20 batters he faces added to last 21 he retired 6 days earlier for record 41 in a row

Famous Birthdays

  • Bae Yong Joon, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), dies at 67
  • Rene Leibowitz, Polish French composer, dies at 59
1972 Highlights

About August 29, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  • UK #1 Song: You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart