What Happened on August 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Detroit Tigers shortstop Ed Brinkman commits an error ending record streak of 72 games & 331 total chances without a misplay
  • Moody Blues release "Nights in White Satin"

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaqib Javed, Pakistani cricketer and pace bowler (1989-98), born in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • Arthur Reid, pairs skater (& Jennifer Darst), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 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, Ft Belvoir WA, pitcher (Oakland A's)

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

  • Frederic Tozere, actor (Mr Phillips-Stanley), dies at 71
  • Harry Hylton-Foster, Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1905)