What Happened on August 7, 1972

Historical Events

Hall of Fame

Yogi Berra, Sandy Koufax, Lefty Gomez, Early Wynn, Josh Gibson, Will Harridge, Buck Leonard & Ross Youngs are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Serano, American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Tony Bouie, American NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Joi Lansing [Joyce Brown], American model, film and television actress, and nightclub singer (Touch of Evil, Bob Cummings Show), dies of cancer at 43
1972 Highlights

About August 7, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  • UK #1 Song: School's Out - Alice Cooper