On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
  • Michael Roan, American football tight end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), born in Iowa City, Iowa

Famous Deaths

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