On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • There is widespread and severe rioting in Nationalist areas of Northern Ireland on the anniversary of the introduction of Internment

Famous Birthdays

  • A-Mei, Taiwanese singer
  • Elizabeth Vassey, actress (Emily Martin-All My Children), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Eric Zomalt, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Juanes, Colombian singer
  • Robert Peal, American dance skater (with Margot Contois), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Silvia Ramon-Cortes, tennis star (1994 Futures-Vigo), born in Barcelona, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Berns, commentator (Television Screen Magazine), dies at 53
  • Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche), dies at 69
  • Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist , dies at 45