What Happened on August 6, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

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 awardGolf Major

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

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
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
Singer
Geri Horner
  • Mike Frederick, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)