On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1972

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

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

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Sport awardPGA Championship

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

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestGeri Horner

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

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

About August 6, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 3 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo