On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1972

Historical Events

  • Detroit Tigers shortstop Ed Brinkman commits an error, ending record streak of 72 games & 331 total chances without a misplay
  • Moody Blues re-issue their 1967 single "Nights in White Satin", and it reaches #2 on US charts, higher than the initial release

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaqib Javed, Pakistani cricketer and pace bowler (1989-98), born in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian musician (Fear Factory)
  • Darryl Yung, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Ikuto Hidaka, Japanese professional wrestler
  • John Wasdin, American baseball pitcher, 1997-2009 (Oakland A's, Boston Red Sox, 5 other MLB and 2 Japanese teams), born in Ft Belvoir, Virginia

Famous Weddings

  • "The Addams Family" actor John Astin (42) weds actress Patty Duke (25); divorce 1985

Famous Deaths

  • Frederic Tozere, American stage and screen actor (Stanley - "Mr. Phillips"), dies at 71
  • Harry Hylton-Foster, Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1905)
1972 Highlights

About August 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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