What Happened on August 30, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • American women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Shirley Babashoff, Jane Barkman, Jenny Kemp & Sandy Neilson beats East Germany by just 0.36 to win gold at the Munich Olympics; world record 3:55.19
  • Amidst Olga Korbut mania at the Munich Olympics, Soviet team mate Ludmilla Tourischeva wins the gymnastics individual all-round competition, her 2nd gold medal of the Games
  • Australian teenage swimmer Shane Gould with a world record 4:19.04 for the 400m, wins her second of 3 gold medals at the Munich Olympics
  • Japanese breaststroker Nobutaka Taguchi beats American pair Tom Bruce & John Hencken to win the 100m gold medal in world record 1:04.94 at the Munich Olympic Games

Music concertMusic Concert

John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Slalom canoeing is introduced at the Munich Olympics with East Germany winning all 4 events

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestCameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz, American actress (Shrek, The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding), born in Long Beach, California

Actress Cameron Diaz
Actress
Cameron Diaz
  • Jose Herrera, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Ryan Leahy, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Shonte Peoples, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)