On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1972

Historical Events

Historic Event

British premier Edward Heath proclaims emergency crisis due to dock strike

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Giannis "Yannis" Papaioannou, Greek musician and composer, dies at 64
1972 Highlights

About August 3, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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