On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1972

Historical Events

Baseball Event

Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for the Atlanta Braves, breaking Babe Ruth's MLB record of homers for one team

PGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Gary Player of South Africa wins by 2 shots from Americans Tommy Aaron & Jim Jamieson


Famous Birthdays

Geri Horner

Geri Horner [Halliwell], British pop singer "Ginger Spice" (Spice Girls), born in Watford, England

  • Mike Frederick, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
1972 Highlights

About August 6, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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