On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1972

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British premier Edward Heath proclaims emergency crisis due to dock strike

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • Chozen-ji/Intl Zen Dojo founded by Omori Sogen Roshi, in Hawaii
  • US Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union to limit the use of missile systems capable of defending against missile-delivered nuclear weapons

Famous Birthdays

  • Alain Bolduc, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jeff Nygaard, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • John Lilley, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • Sandis Ozolinsh, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Riga, Latvia
  • Travis Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons), born in Sodoltna, Alaska
1972 Highlights

About August 3, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo